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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sinus Iridium-Moon imagery

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
Bay of Rainbows or Sinus Iridium, sits on top of Mare Imbrium.Sinus Iridium resembles Mickey Mouse's left ear.
It is surrounded by a mountain range called the Montes Jura mountains after the Earth's mountains to the border between France and Switzerland. Unlike terrestrial mountains, created by plate tectonics and erosion, lunar mountains are instead huge rims of impact craters.
. After Sinus Iridium formed, a much larger impact created a basin called Mare Imbrium .The missing half of Sinus Iridium, was probably destroyed in the impact. About 3.1 billion years, long after the impact, lava flooded within Imbrium basin and filled the remaining half of the Sinus Iridium.

Below is a image processed in Registax, 20 frames at 90% Highest quality, made ​​on the same date 13.02.2011. The video from wich I processed this image is HERE.


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