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Friday, 25 March 2011

Abulfeda and Almanon craters


Abulfeda and Almanon in Registax 17 frames ,95% lowest quality                                                                  -click to enlarge
Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 09/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax


        Abulfeda (62 km.) bottom-largest, is a Moon impact crater located in the central highlands of the Moon. To the north ic crater Almanon (49 km.). A chain of craters named Catena Abulfeda runs between the northern edge of Abulfeda and Almanon's southern edge, then continues with a length of 210 km in Rupes Altai.The chain crater in the photo is as a long crack.
The crater was named after Ismael Abul-Fida Kurdish,an historian who lived in the 14th century.
       Almanon (49 km.) Abulfeda-over's, is named after the calif Abbasid Al Ma'mun. Above it are two craters, a smaller one called Almanon A and B is the largest At the west of Almanon is Tacitus (40 km .). Almanon C is attached to the southwestern edge of Almanon.


The images below are snapshots of the same video I processed the one above in Registax 5.
The first photo is with the names of thecraters around Abulfeda.

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