More lunar dome spotting from the Window-sill – -25/07/2018

Mons Rumker is a lunar dome way out towards the moon’s limb, making it challenging to image from the window-sill.

Sky and Telescope, in https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/a-little-guide-to-lunar-domes/ says

Mons Rümker forms a large, pudding-like mound of some 30 domes piled one atop the other in far western Oceanus Procellarum. The feature appears quite foreshortened near the limb  – – – – – –  The mound is about 43 miles (70 km) across and climbs to 3,608 feet (1,100 m) above the plains. Rümker represents multiple, massive outflows of lava. Amazing!”

I have been waiting ages for the correct lighting conditions, and tonight was the night!

 

 

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