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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis

Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis through C8-N telescope -click to enlarge
Mare Serenitatis (plateau at the left corner of photo) was formed in the Nectarian era. A large basalt which cover the entire basin and flows in Somniorum Lacus. Most notable is Posidonius (95 Km.-at the bottom right), a crater located on the northeastern edge of Mare Serenitatis.Mare Serenitatis connects with Mare Tranquillitatis (the top-shelf photo) at south-east and Great Vaporum south-west.On Serenitatis is  an abnormal gravity region on the Moon.
      Mare Serenitatis is Serenity in Latin (or Sea of Peace).
 Apollo 17 and Luna 21, landed near the eastern border of Mare Serenitatis.

The two "eyes" of the Moon: Mare Serenitatis Mare Tranquillitatis left and right

Fotographer: Lupu Victor
Optics: telescop Celestron C8-N,plossl 20mm,barlow 2x
Mont: C5
Camera: Sony CX105 HDR
Filter: nu
Location: Baia Mare,Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas 10,Registax


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