For some time I have been admiring your wonderful
images of the Moon, and have, like yourself had the success of having
an image(s) published on LPOD. I am not however in a position to
get the fantastic detail you are, and on this score can only dream!
Hence my request.
I have been on your site a number of times but
have always noticed that one particular crater was missing, LINDSAY.
I would be very keen if you could try to image this crater for me
at some stage. I’m sure you already know where it can be located,
but just in case. It can be found at Longitude: 13.0” East,
and Latitude: 7.0” South and about 80 miles northwest of the
Apollo 16 landing site. It is only 32Km (19 miles) in diameter and
next becomes visible on September 29th at sunrise and 12th October
at sunset. It is crossed by a lovely crater-chain.
My particular interest in this crater lies with
the fact that it was named back in 1976? For Dr Eric Mervyn Lindsay
(1907-1974) who was my second cousin, and late Director of the Armagh
Observatory. Lindsay was once described as one of the best astrophysicists
in the world, and probably the family link that started me into
astronomy almost fifty years ago! I would be delighted if you could
add him to your list at some time in the future, weather permitting,
I look forward to hearing from you,
John C McConnell FRAS.