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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Capuanus crater

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture

        Capuanus (60 km.) crater in the center-left in photo 1, is a lunar crater that lies along the southern edge of Palus Epidemiarum ( plateau below Capuanus) on the south-west of the Moon. Crater interior has been restored, filled with basaltic lava .
       The crater is named after the italian astronomer Francesco Capuano Di Manfredonia Another crater in photo is of Ramsden crater (25 km)-at the bottom of the foto.The floor was also flooded with lava.The rim is somewhat irregular oval shape with depressions, north and south of the walls.It doesn't have a central peak, or a ray system.

Palus Epidemiarum (286 km).This mare is notable for a system of rilles in the western end named the Rimae Ramsden, and for the wide Rima Hesiodus that extends from near the mid-point to the east-northeast roughly 300 km.


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