Darwin

1994 March 25th
8" Schmidt - Cass x 200
19:40 - 20:40 UT
Seeing: II (tremulous on occasion)
Transp: Good (variable cloud, strong gusts of wind hampering observation)
Suns Col: 71.8 - 72.31 deg

Notes:

Darwin was v.well placed for observation. The interior "dome" or "large rounded hill" was obvious. Rimae Darwin was also visible during moments of steady seeing, although the feature had a v.delicate nature exhibiting little shadow under this illumination.

The terrain to the extreme north of the crater floor was v.dark and course, it seemed that some disruption has occurred in the past in this area. The crater rims on the west wall were v.brilliant.

Nigel Longshaw


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