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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Thales and Strabo lunar craters

The largest part of this image occupies the eastern Mare Frigoris embodied in darker stain in the lower half of it. The edge of the moon begins higher ground and we distinguish some craters such as Thales (32 km) and Strabo (55 km).

Magnitude: -10.82
Phase: 0.46
Distance: 399.283 km
Illuminated: 45.6% (0% = New, 100% = Full)


Astronomical instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope,
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 30.01.2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer


In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.

Date: 12.05.2011

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Piccolomini. Craters on the Moon through a telescope.

Piccolomini (88 km) crater is interesting because it is overlapped on Rupes Altai wall, which is the second belt formed by the impact that resulted Mare Nectaris basin. This wall is more pronounced from the western edge of Piccolomini. North of the crater, are starting several small ones: Piccolomini M (23 km), D (17 km), E (18 km) and C (26 km) and on south west is adjacent to the crater Rothmann.

Piccolomini has multiple central peaks on its floor which is smooth. The inner wall extends south to the center of the crater due to the angle that hit the object which formed it.


Magnitude: -10.82
Phase: 0.46
Distance: 399.283 km
Illuminated: 45.6% (0% = New, 100% = Full)


Astronomical instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope,
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 30.01.2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer


In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.





Monday, 20 June 2016

Marius crater on the Moon.

Marius (41 km), is an isolated crater on Oceanus Procelarum. A "ray" ejected from the impact that formed the crater Kepler reach it as we see in these pictures. It has the same color as the floor of Procellarum basin, a sign that it was flooded by lava.

Marius is isolated, but at great distances is bordered by Reiner crater (30 km) to the southwest, Kepler (32 km) to the southeast and Aristarchus (40 km) to the northeast.




Magnitude: -12.10
Phase: 0.96
Distance: 401.445 km
Illuminated: 96,2% (0% = New, 100% = Full)


Astronomical instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope,
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date: 08.11.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer



In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.

Image of 2 July 2012.



 
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