I was just cruising around the terminator of the Moon, testing the new cooling equipment on my OTA, when I found a very interesting mountain chain with some ruined crater at one end, near the crater Aristarchus which was right on the terminator. The view was so spectacular, that I decided to make a sketch. I found out that the large crater was Prinz, and the mountains attached are Montes Harbinger. I’ve sketched some additional minor craters nearby that have been cropped out from this image. A really unusual view, worth taking a peek when it’s near the terminator!
Also known as: Prinz, Krieger C, Vera, Angström, Montes Harbinger, Rimae Prinz
Date/time: 2010.03.26 20:00 UT
Equipment: 12″ f/5 Newtonian
Magnification and filter(s): 300x + 15% neutral filter(s)
Seeing: 2/10 Transparency: 4/5
Location: Nádasdladány, Hungary
Observer: Ferenc Lovró