This is a photo taken of Mare Imbrium and the Northern Highlands in the North West Quadrant using my Meade Lx-90 telescope and a basic lpi .
I just got the scope and I'm still playing around a little, so I haven't got to layer any images or process them in photo shop yet. Hope to make the next images of the Moon even better.
From Earth we always see the same side of the Moon. The special effect is know as synchronous rotation meaning the lunar rotation period coincides with its orbital period. The Moon's gravity is strong enough to pull the water on Earth's Oceans slight and thus gravational attractions is what creates tides on Earth.
Luna17 ( A Russian probe launched in 1970 )landed just a little south and west of Sinus-Iridium , while Luna2 and Apollo15 were at the East of Mare-Imbrium. Apollo-15 touched down on the 26th of July 1971. Astronauts D.Scott, J.Irwin and A.Worden returned 78kg ( 172 lbs ) of Moon rock samples back to the Earth for study.