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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
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.

“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“

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Craters on Earths Moon 2539 ldennyjr 31-May-18 13:48
Perspective of Depth 477 Dr. Troglodyte 31-May-18 16:18
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 488 D-Archer 01-Jun-18 08:02
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 381 ianw16 05-Jul-18 09:36
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 410 David L 27-Jul-18 02:57
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 373 David L 27-Jul-18 03:03
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 362 D-Archer 27-Jul-18 09:29
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 353 ianw16 31-Jul-18 12:20
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 348 D-Archer 02-Aug-18 09:53
Crater formation simulation 371 Richard Fusniak 02-Aug-18 21:20
Re: Crater formation simulation 325 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:25
Re: Crater formation simulation 359 Richard Fusniak 04-Aug-18 07:34
Re: Crater formation simulation 324 D-Archer 04-Aug-18 08:27
Re: Crater formation simulation 321 ldennyjr 06-Aug-18 14:15
Re: Crater formation simulation 302 D-Archer 07-Aug-18 12:37
Re: Crater formation experiments 276 D-Archer 19-Aug-18 10:05
Re: Crater formation experiments 309 ianw16 23-Aug-18 13:49
Re: Crater formation experiments 281 D-Archer 24-Aug-18 08:46
Re: Crater formation experiments 301 ianw16 25-Aug-18 05:18
Re: Crater formation experiments 288 D-Archer 25-Aug-18 09:35
Re: Crater formation experiments 287 ianw16 25-Aug-18 09:44
Re: Crater formation experiments 288 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:07
Re: Crater formation experiments 308 ianw16 26-Aug-18 11:57
Re: Crater formation experiments 276 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:27
Re: Crater formation experiments 245 ianw16 27-Aug-18 12:17
Re: Crater formation experiments 244 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 13:16
Re: Crater formation experiments 247 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 259 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:48
Re: Crater formation experiments 252 ianw16 25-Aug-18 11:53
Re: Crater formation experiments 256 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:09
Re: Crater formation experiments 259 ianw16 26-Aug-18 12:01
Re: Crater formation experiments 247 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:31
Re: Crater formation experiments 258 ianw16 27-Aug-18 11:13
Re: Crater formation experiments 272 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:26
Re: Crater formation experiments 249 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 250 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:45
Re: Crater formation experiments 257 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:48
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 335 andy_mac_27 22-Sep-18 12:35
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 244 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:55
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 267 Lost_In_Place 22-Sep-18 23:14
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 299 D-Archer 23-Sep-18 10:25
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 268 Lost_In_Place 23-Sep-18 21:27
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 246 Eddie Larry 24-Sep-18 23:26
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 441 D-Archer 25-Sep-18 14:24

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