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ldennyjr Wrote:
> Recently I completed my home brew webcam project
> for my telescope and it actually works. The first
> thing I noticed is how much more detail of the
> surface of the moon the camera shows the human eye
> doesn't see. This may have been discussed here
> before and I have seen this on Ancient Aliens but
> I noticed the craters no matter what size are
> generally the same depth. Some of the largest
> craters seem to be the same depth as some of the
> smallest craters.
It would appear there is an
> extremely hard sub-layer at a shallow depth. Any
> ideas?
> Sometime in the future when I figure out the
> software I will post some of my images of the moon
> and maybe the planets.

The Perspective of Depth is largely a deception of distance.

"This is the biggest, deepest crater on the Moon -- an abyss that could engulf the United States from the East Coast through Texas," said Noah Petro of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The impact punched into the layers of the lunar crust, scattering that material across the Moon and into space. The tremendous heat of the impact also melted part of the floor of the crater, turning it into a sea of molten rock.

That was just an opening shot. Asteroid bombardment over billions of years has left the lunar surface pockmarked with craters of all sizes, and covered with solidified lava, rubble, and dust. Glimpses of the original surface, or crust, are rare, and views into the deep crust are rarer still.

Fortunately, a crater on the edge of the South Pole-Aitken basin may provide just such a view…”

Source: Biggest, Deepest Crater Exposes Hidden, Ancient Moon

The Apollo Crater is almost four (4) miles deep, and relative to the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) rings, nearly eight (8) miles. From Earth, a quarter of a million miles away, perspective’s influence on the human mind is far different than standing on the crests of the SPA.

Dr. Troglodyte

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis

“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“

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Craters on Earths Moon 2460 ldennyjr 31-May-18 13:48
Perspective of Depth 438 Dr. Troglodyte 31-May-18 16:18
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 447 D-Archer 01-Jun-18 08:02
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 343 ianw16 05-Jul-18 09:36
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 351 David L 27-Jul-18 02:57
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 323 David L 27-Jul-18 03:03
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 323 D-Archer 27-Jul-18 09:29
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 317 ianw16 31-Jul-18 12:20
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 303 D-Archer 02-Aug-18 09:53
Crater formation simulation 329 Richard Fusniak 02-Aug-18 21:20
Re: Crater formation simulation 293 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:25
Re: Crater formation simulation 321 Richard Fusniak 04-Aug-18 07:34
Re: Crater formation simulation 289 D-Archer 04-Aug-18 08:27
Re: Crater formation simulation 284 ldennyjr 06-Aug-18 14:15
Re: Crater formation simulation 272 D-Archer 07-Aug-18 12:37
Re: Crater formation experiments 247 D-Archer 19-Aug-18 10:05
Re: Crater formation experiments 269 ianw16 23-Aug-18 13:49
Re: Crater formation experiments 248 D-Archer 24-Aug-18 08:46
Re: Crater formation experiments 265 ianw16 25-Aug-18 05:18
Re: Crater formation experiments 255 D-Archer 25-Aug-18 09:35
Re: Crater formation experiments 250 ianw16 25-Aug-18 09:44
Re: Crater formation experiments 249 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:07
Re: Crater formation experiments 265 ianw16 26-Aug-18 11:57
Re: Crater formation experiments 236 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:27
Re: Crater formation experiments 211 ianw16 27-Aug-18 12:17
Re: Crater formation experiments 219 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 13:16
Re: Crater formation experiments 214 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 230 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:48
Re: Crater formation experiments 222 ianw16 25-Aug-18 11:53
Re: Crater formation experiments 224 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:09
Re: Crater formation experiments 234 ianw16 26-Aug-18 12:01
Re: Crater formation experiments 216 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:31
Re: Crater formation experiments 225 ianw16 27-Aug-18 11:13
Re: Crater formation experiments 237 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:26
Re: Crater formation experiments 217 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 222 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:45
Re: Crater formation experiments 227 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:48
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 289 andy_mac_27 22-Sep-18 12:35
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 214 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:55
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 235 Lost_In_Place 22-Sep-18 23:14
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 259 D-Archer 23-Sep-18 10:25
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 237 Lost_In_Place 23-Sep-18 21:27
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 216 Eddie Larry 24-Sep-18 23:26
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 386 D-Archer 25-Sep-18 14:24

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