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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 2491 ldennyjr 31-May-18 13:48
Perspective of Depth 456 Dr. Troglodyte 31-May-18 16:18
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 467 D-Archer 01-Jun-18 08:02
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 361 ianw16 05-Jul-18 09:36
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 375 David L 27-Jul-18 02:57
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 344 David L 27-Jul-18 03:03
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 343 D-Archer 27-Jul-18 09:29
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 335 ianw16 31-Jul-18 12:20
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 324 D-Archer 02-Aug-18 09:53
Crater formation simulation 347 Richard Fusniak 02-Aug-18 21:20
Re: Crater formation simulation 308 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:25
Re: Crater formation simulation 337 Richard Fusniak 04-Aug-18 07:34
Re: Crater formation simulation 303 D-Archer 04-Aug-18 08:27
Re: Crater formation simulation 301 ldennyjr 06-Aug-18 14:15
Re: Crater formation simulation 284 D-Archer 07-Aug-18 12:37
Re: Crater formation experiments 261 D-Archer 19-Aug-18 10:05
Re: Crater formation experiments 287 ianw16 23-Aug-18 13:49
Re: Crater formation experiments 261 D-Archer 24-Aug-18 08:46
Re: Crater formation experiments 282 ianw16 25-Aug-18 05:18
Re: Crater formation experiments 267 D-Archer 25-Aug-18 09:35
Re: Crater formation experiments 268 ianw16 25-Aug-18 09:44
Re: Crater formation experiments 267 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:07
Re: Crater formation experiments 281 ianw16 26-Aug-18 11:57
Re: Crater formation experiments 255 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:27
Re: Crater formation experiments 226 ianw16 27-Aug-18 12:17
Re: Crater formation experiments 230 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 13:16
Re: Crater formation experiments 229 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 242 ianw16 27-Aug-18 13:48
Re: Crater formation experiments 236 ianw16 25-Aug-18 11:53
Re: Crater formation experiments 238 D-Archer 26-Aug-18 09:09
Re: Crater formation experiments 245 ianw16 26-Aug-18 12:01
Re: Crater formation experiments 230 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 07:31
Re: Crater formation experiments 241 ianw16 27-Aug-18 11:13
Re: Crater formation experiments 251 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:26
Re: Crater formation experiments 232 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:32
Re: Crater formation experiments 234 D-Archer 27-Aug-18 14:45
Re: Crater formation experiments 240 ianw16 27-Aug-18 14:48
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 312 andy_mac_27 22-Sep-18 12:35
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 228 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:55
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 249 Lost_In_Place 22-Sep-18 23:14
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 273 D-Archer 23-Sep-18 10:25
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 249 Lost_In_Place 23-Sep-18 21:27
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 229 Eddie Larry 24-Sep-18 23:26
Re: Craters on Earths Moon 414 D-Archer 25-Sep-18 14:24

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