The Face of the Moon

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The illustration shows the crater Aristarchus (feature A) in the Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), and its companion crater Herodotus (H). The large W-shaped valley below Herodotus is the famous Schröter's Valley. Fauth was one of the most skilled of all selenographers at using the hachure shading technique, which indicates relief by short lines in the direction of maximum slope. Curiously, he abandoned this technique later in his career in favor of contour lines.

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