Moon - Widefield

Mare Imbrium
This image shows a wide area centered on the Mare Imbrium, with in evidence the crater Plato (on the upper left side) and Copernicus (lower right side) and the Sinus Iridum just below Plato. 
Celestron C9.25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, union of 4 panels.

Mare Crisium

This "sea" with oval shape has a surface of area of 176000 sq km, comparable to that of Great Britain. Near to its border it is very visible the crater Proclus, which is the center of a bright rays system.

Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178mm and Baader red filter, sum of 500 frames.

Mare Humorum
It is a circular mare with a surface area of 113000 sq km and a diameter of 380 km. On its border stands the crater Gassendi, with a shape that resembles a diamond ring.
Celestron  C9.25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 500 frames

Vallis Alpes

This Valley is located on the border of Mare Imbrium, near the Plato crater. It has a lenght of 166 km and a width of about 20 km in its central part. The valley floor looks like a flat surface covered with lava, crossed by a long central fracture (visible in this image)
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 430 frames.

Mare Nubium

This circular mare has a surface of about 254000 sq km. On its border it is well visible the Rupes Recta, a rather moderate slope with height 240/300m, lenght 110km and apparent width 2.5km.
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 500 frames.

Mare Serenitatis

This is the sixth-largest among the lunar seas with its surface area of 303000 sq km. Several small craters are visible on its surface.

Celestron C9.25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 390 frames.

Mare Nectaris
This is a small mare with diameter of 350 km and surface area of 100000 sq km. It is the central part of an older lunar basin flooded with lava.

Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and baader red filter, sum of 530 frames.

From Plato to Eratosthenes

A view of the Mare Imbrium with some prominent craters: on the left side Plato with its dark floor, on the center Archimedes with its oval shape and on the right Eratosthenes. 
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 430 frames.

At the border of Mare Nubium

The western side of the Mare Nubium is dominated by Bullialdus crater (on the upper part of the image), characterized by a central peak. 

On its right it is visible the complex of Rima Campanus.
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 310 frames.

Area around Schickard
Schickard is one of the most prominent lunar craters, with its diameter of 227 km; it is located in the southwestern area of the Moon. On the right side stands the crater Schiller, with its curious elongated shape.
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 370 frames. 

From Archimedes to Copernicus
Three very prominent craters on the southern side of Mare Imbrium: on the left Archimedes (83 Km/2150 m), on the center Eratosthenes (58km / 3570m), on the righ side Copernicus (93 km / 3760 m).
Celestron C9,25 f/10 with ASI 178MM and Baader red filter, sum of 400 frames.
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