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Friday, 18 March 2011

Tycho, Longomontanus and Maginus craters

Tycho, Longomontanus and Maginus craters, Registax frames 90% lowest quality sharp                        -click to enlarge
Tycho, Longomontanus and Maginus craters,Registax 32 frames 90% lowest quality sharp                   -click to enlarge
Tycho snapshot video                                                                                                                                                 -click to enlarge
           Tycho (85 km.). I talked about this crater in previous articles

           Longomontanus (145 km.) is located in the ancient southern highlands of the Moon, located southwest of the bright rays of Tycho crater. It is a variety of configurations, although it is actually more a circular depression on the surface. Due to its location Longomontanus appears oval when viewed from Earth.
On north (in photo) of Longomontanus is Clavius ​​(225 km.), and north-west is Maginus (163 Km.).
      Longomontanus's walls have strong previous impacts.On the southern edge it shows multiple small craters superimposed. North-west is a semi-circular ridge that looks like a lip called Longomontanus Z. Longomontanus still shows a small group of central peaks.

           Maginus is an old impact crater on north of the crater Tycho. It's a big party about three quarters the diameter of Clavius​​, which is in the top center in photo.On the south of Maginus is Proctor crater, and on north is DeLuc.

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

The photos below have the same description but are just snapshots (video captures)


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