Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Plato Vallis Alpes mosaic Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

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.
Dimension: 104x104Km / 61x61Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0099
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 1 day after First Quarter or Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars