Zone 1 spans selenographic longitude 50°E to the
eastern limb and
contains sights best observed two or three days
after the new or full Moon.
Lunar 100 objects that have not yet been photographed.
Lunar 100 objects that have been photographed.
Other objects that have been photographed.
The Lunar 100 list is from "Introducing the Lunar 100"
by Charles A. Wood (Sky &
Telescope, Sky Publishing Corp., April 2004,
Vol. 107, No. 4, pp. 113-120).
All rights remain with Sky Publishing Corp.
I (MSS) have transcribed this list for my personal use
and any errors are mine.
Unless stated otherwise, all photographs will be oriented
such that north is up and lunar west to the left.
04:28 UTC January 13, 2006
1/60 sec - f4.9 - ISO 100
12.0 mm eyepiece (312.5×)
This is an average of six B&W images. I enhanced the contrast and applied
an unsharp mask (3.0; 1.0; 0.0) to each. I combined the individual
images and, again, applied an unsharp mask (3.0; 1.0; 0.0) and enhanced
the contrast. The shadowing in the corners is vignetting. The camera is
seeing to the edge of the filed of view and has captured the circular
edge of the eyepiece.
Mare Australe is darker region near the edge of the lunar face and was
slightly more visible this night because of libration. Projection makes
Mare Australe look like a long scar but, face on, it is appears more
like a circular ring of smaller, filled basins.
01:12 UTC April 15, 2005
1/15 sec - f4.9 - ISO 400
12.0 mm eyepiece (312x)
This is an average of two images with
an unsharp mask (5.0; 0.5; 0) applied.
Janssen Rille lies in Janssen
crater. The illumination is not optimal
here but one can just make out the valley extending northward and
slightly west of the central peak of the crater, then looping back
to the east towards the smaller overlapping crater, Fabricius.
To the northeast is Rheita Valley. Not a valley as we normally
think of it, Rheita is actually believed to
be a chain of closely spaced, overlapping craters.
01:48 UTC January 7, 2006
1/15 sec - f4.9 - ISO 100
25.0 mm eyepiece with barlow (291.8×)
This is an average of five images. The red-green-blue components
were aligned, the contrast enhanced slightly and an unsharp mask
(3.0; 1.0; 0) was applied.
Mare Smythii is darker region near the edge of the lunar face. It was
slightly more visible this night because of libration. The edge of the
lunar disk is irregular in this region but it was near local noon there
so no shadows are cast to reveal the topography.
03:06 UTC July 7, 2006
1/8 sec - f4.9 - ISO 200
12.5 mm eyepiece (300x)
This is a combination of nine photos.
The brightness was adjusted and an unsharp mask applied (3.0; 1.0; 0.0)
to the individual photos. These were combined and an unsharp mask
applied (3.0; 1.0; 0.0) applied again.
A large northern libration allowed for a nice view of the Moon's
northern pole. Even so, spotting Peary was difficult. The Moon's
north and south poles have been in the news recently because of
their potential value as lunar bases because of their access to
year-round sunlight for power and the possibility of water ice
hidden in the perpetual shadows. The large crater in from on Peary
Last modified: 2009-04-25