• Don SpainEmail author
Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)


Plinius (28 miles) is a small, but very prominent crater. The steep walls descend to over a mile to the floor. Some terracing can be seen on the walls and there is a small central mountain, less than ½ mile high. North of Plinius are three rills, one of which shows well on the photo. Also notice the dark streak above Plinius. Observe this area 5 days after new Moon.

Dawes (11 miles) is even smaller than Plinius, but easily stands out, even in my 2.4 inch refractor. It is also about as deep as Plinius and to its northeast.

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  1. 1.Louisville Astronomical SocietyLouisvilleUSA

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