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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Archimedes crater and Montes Apenninus

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 14/11/2010
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture

Archimedes's diameter (83 km) is larger than any crater on the Mare Imbrium. Archimedes don't have a ray system associated with new craters. A triangular mountain extends 30 km south-east side.
Crater interior has not a central peak, and is flooded with lava. It is devoid of significant features of elevations, although there are several small craters near the rim. Shows some covered light material on the floor, most likely made by ​​the impact that created the crater Autolycus (55 km).

Montes Apenninus surrounds the south-east of Mare Imbrium.This mountain chain ends on the bottom with Eratosthenes crater.
Some of the names of peaks of these mountains are:

-Mons Wolff
-Mons Ampère
-Mons Huygens
-Mons Bradley
-Mons Hadley Delta
-Mons Hadley


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