Drawing of the Schröter's Valley
North is up; Schröter's Valley is no. 17 on Chuck Wood's Lunar 100, and is discussed in his Modern Moon on p.165-166. The Valley extends from the crater Herodotus (the lower crater in this drawing); the other crater is Aristarchus. The "Cobra Head" at the beginning of the Valley isn't clear in this drawing--I couldn't clearly see it on the moon that night, either! But the light and the terminator (the dark patch to the left) looked really lovely and I wish my drawing skills were up to the challenge of depicting the delicate lighting of that part of the plateau.
September 25, 2004, 8:30-9:30pm PDT, Berkeley, Calif.
10 mm eyepiece, 80mm/3.1" refractor f/11
Additional reference: Rükl atlas no.18, Aristarchus, depicting this portion of Oceanus Procellarum.
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