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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Theophilus and Cyrillus craters

Theophilus (100 km) is a crater that lies between Sinus Asperitatis on the north and Great Nectaris on south-east.Theophilus overlaps with Cyrillus crater (98 km) south-west, both being comparable in size. To the east is a smaller crater, Mädler (south-east in the photo) and further south-south-east is Beaumont.Theophilus was named after the Greek philosopher Theophilus of Alexandria who lived in the 4th century.
      Theophilus shows a central mountain, 1400 meters high, with four peaks.

Below is the Est surface of the Moon to help localize the craters

Video by: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 09/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas 10 snapshots


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