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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Piccolomini crater and Rupes Altai

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: Sony Vegas 10 Registax

Piccolomini -in first photo is in the center, is a lunar crater located on the south-east of the Moon. Rothmann crater lies to the south-est.Rupes Altai starts at the southern of Piccolomini.Piccolomini is 88 km in diameter and 4500 meters deep and has a length of 3.8 - 3.2 billion years.It is named after the 16th  italian bishop and
astronomer Alessandro Piccolomini .
Rupes Altai is located in the southeastern quadrant of the Moon's near side. It is named for the Altai Mountains in Asia and it has a length of about 427 km.
Below is the east of the Moon to help localize the craters.


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