Visit Worldwide Topsites

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Moretus and Gruemberger. South Lunar craters seen through the telescope.



Moretus (114 km) crater at the lunar south, (the largest in the center), is seen here more oblique than usual due to the Moon's position (bent forward). At the bottom of it, in images (north of) are two craters bonded together: Cysatus and Gruemberger (94/49 km).

The central peak located on the floor of Moretus, is beautifully depicted here, its shadow being projected to the edge.
 
This crater can not be seen with the naked eye of course. For this you will need at least some powerful binoculars or an astronomical telescope.

The crests we see rising at the Moon's terminator, are not mountains but edges of craters, including Short's rim (70 km).
 
Moretus name was given after Théodore Moret, also known as Moretus (Antwerp 1602 - Breslau 1667). He was a mathematician at a school in Antwerp, but he Spent most of his life in Prague in the Bohemian kingdom.

Other images from that evening, are here.





Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km


Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer




Saturday, 18 October 2014

Astroinfo: Craters by astronomical telescope: Gruemberger and Cysatus.




What we look at in these images, is the South of the Moon. Although it seems that we look at the top of the Moon, in fact the pictures are upside down for better observation of the area.

Gruemberger and Cysatus (94/49 km) are two craters located between Clavius (225 km) ​​and Moretus (114 km), but closer to Moretus.

Gruemberger is larger in size with destroyed edges compared to Cysatus, which has sharp edges. Cysatus at this phase has a dark floor. It overlaps slightly on the eastern edge of Gruemberger.
Even if seen very obliquely because the Moon's position, on the floor of Gruemberger crater is observed a smaller one, called Gruemberger A (20 km).

Other images from that evening, are here.



Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km


Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer





Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Craters Clavius ​​and Longomontanus region.


Clavius (225 km) ​​and Maginus (163 km) are two craters that lie south of Tycho (85 km).

Clavius ​​can be seen even through binoculars, but if you want to see close its unique characteristics, you have to come close with your eyes by an astronomical telescope.

Snapshots captured on the same day, and of the same craters, are posted in this article too.


Imagine din 30 aprilie 2012.

Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km


Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer





 
All images are © Copyright 2010-2014 Lupu Victor. All rights reserved.Images may not be reproduced, published, or copied in any form without written permission of the author. Thank you for respecting the intellectual property rights. ASTROFOTOGRAFIA | Lupu Victor Astronomy - Contact - About
Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Online Project management