Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

I purposefully over processed this image to better bring out the long shadows, the over processing has caused the ringing or posterzation seen in the image

Plato Imaged 11-05-04 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

The Information Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description:
Circular formation crushing the chain of Alps. Transient lunar phenomena (clouds in 1871).
Pretty steep slopes supporting Platon G to the East.
Few high walls with 2000 m summits and a colapsed part to the West.
Immense flat floor filled with somber lava. Clear spots and craterlets.
Size:
Dimension: 104x104Km / 61x61Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0099
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 1 day after First Quarter or Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars