Apollo15 landing site
I had a decent night for observing and concentrated on taking some images of Luna.The moon never fails to impress me everytime I set my eyes on it.Their are so many different features to see that some of the more historical sites are often missed.
Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the moon. It was the first of what were termed J missions — long duration stays on the moon with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions.
Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Jim Erwin spent three days on the Moon and a total of 18½ hours outside the spacecraft The mission was the first not to land in a Lunar Mare, instead landing near Hadley Rille in an area of the Mare Imbrium called Palus Putredinus (Marsh of Decay). The crew explored the area using the first Lunar rover allowing them to travel much further from the LM (Lunar Module)lander than had previously been possible. They collected a total of 77 kg (170 Earth pounds) of lunar surface material.
At the same time Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden orbited the Moon, using a Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) to study the lunar surface and environment in great detail using a panoramic camera, gamma ray spectrometer, mapping camera, laser altimeter, mass spectrometer, and lunar sub-satellite that was launched at the end of the mission.