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Bullialdus

Hi all,

Last image from late October nights of excellent seeing.

Bullialdus (60km Dia) named for French astronomer ismael Boulliau (1605-94).He was a priest and member of the Republic of Letters, a correspondence group discussing science and philosophy. Some of his correspondents were Galileo, Huygens and Fermat.

Wolf (25km Dia) named for Astrophotography pioneer Max Wolf (1863-1932).

"Ghost" crater, Lubiniezky (43km Dia.) named for Polish astronomer Stanislaus Lubiniezky (1623-1675).

Ghost craters are filled with lava to the point where they are sometimes mere tracings on the mare floor. I count 18 potential ghosts from thin traces to ruined walls flooded with lava.

Go to Flickr for higher resolution images

ZWO ASI 178MM Camera. Celestron 9.25"CPC.

Approx 2000 frames washed through AutoStakkert then 10% stacked and sharpened in Registax.
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