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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tycho crater

 Photographer: Lupu Victor
Optics: telescop Celestron C8-N,plossl 20mm,barlow 2x
Mount: C5
Camera:Sony CX105
Filter: no
Location: Baia Mare
Proceing: Sony Vegas 10,Registax,iMerge

   Tycho (85 km.) at the center of the photo and the brightest, is a lunar crater located in the mountains at the south pole of the Moon. The area surrounding is full of craters of different sizes. Some small craters are secondary craters formed by large blocks of ejecta from Tycho during the impact.
Tycho is a young crater, with an estimated age of 108 million defined, unlike the larger craters have been degraded by impacts.Tycho is surrounded by a ray system that forms the spokes distinctive long, reaching a length of 1500 km.

   Tycho is named after Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) known for his accurate astronomical observations available worldwide. He was born in Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of Sweden. Tycho was well known during his life as an astronomer and alchemist.


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