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With a longitude of more than 90° W, this mare is technically positioned on the far side of the Moon. Yet, thanks to the effect of libration, we can observe slightly more than just half of the lunar globe from Earth. On this picture, features as far as 95° W can be seen along the edge of the disk.
- Location: Piekary Śląskie, Poland
- Date and time: 2015 May 05, 01:53 - 01:54 CEST
- Camera: ZWO ASI174MM
- Filtering: Delta Optical-GSO Wratten #21 (orange) + Baader UV/IR-Cut
- Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5
- Optics: Celestron C9.25, 25 mm Plossl eyepiece projection; approximate effective f = 7000 mm
- Exposure: 2 panes, 500 out of 2000 frames per pane
- Processing: AutoStakkert (alignment, stacking); Astra Image (Lucy-Richardson deconvolution, wavelet transform); Adobe Photoshop (automatic alignment, curve adjustment)
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