J. Herschel
                            Earth-based telescopic image                    Cropped Lunar Orbiter image
Image by ESO
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Good telescopic images of areas near the lunar limb in the  NW quadrant are hard to come by, but the  ESO telescope provides many of the best we have. The ESO image at the above left actually covers the entire area of Section 2.  The easiest crater to identify in that image is J. Herschel, which is the large oval in the upper half. The Lunar Orbiter image at right is cropped to show most of J. Herschel which is actually a disintegrated wall plain, 156 km wide.
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