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Top: Cropped image of Plato by Legault. Larger original rotated 90 at  pla_m.jpg
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Plato is a prominent walled plain with a dark floor in Section 3 in the  NW quadrant, visible even through binoculars. It is 101 km in diameter and has an average depth of about 1,000 m. Individual mountain peaks, on the eastern and western walls, rise to more than 2000 m above the floor, on which there are four craterlets about 2 km across, a test for larger telescopes.
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