Moon craters Messier (right and slightly up) and Messier A. The bright twin rays reaching out from the craters across Mare Fecunditatis is evident; fine detail is visible in this high-resolution Earth-bound image, taken with the Mosaic CCD Camera and showing features of only a few kilometers across.
Mare Fecunditatis is visible in this wider crop. Messier craters and rays are still prominent in this image.
All of Mare Fecunditatis and its environment. Mare Crisium is in the North (to the top), Mare Tranquilitatis in East (West on the Lunar surface, to the left). Messier craters still well visible and ray notable.
Portion of the Moon showing the Western sector of the Moon's near side. Messier craters can still just be identified.
Full Moon. CCD image taken with the 0.9-m telescope and Mosaic CCD camera of Kitt Peak National Observatory, mounted on another image of the background stars taken with the 4-m Mayall telescope. In this image, it is difficult to find the Messier craters.
Credit: T.A.Rector, I.P.Dell'Antonio/NOAO/AURA/NSF