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Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
|I'm still reading a lot, and have just finished "The Geology of the Moon" from 1970. The Moon's a lot more interesting than it appears at first sight, for instance where you might see just a few craters, one of the mappers in the US Geological Survey could have identified 20 different rock units!
By chance I happened to look out of the window just as it was getting dark, and much to my surprise there was the Moon in a fairly clear sky. So I got the LX90 on it quick and had a good hour enjoying the scenery, and finding my way around with the help of a pile of lunar atlases. The trouble with the large scale ones is that you soon go off the edge of the page. However, I definitely saw Petavius, Messier and the Rheita Valley. The detail visible was nothing like in my books, but it is nice to actually see it with your own eyes.
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