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Friday, 8 April 2011

Longomontanus crater - video captures

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 captures

        Longomontanus crater (145 km)-in photo 2 is at the center. This is an old impact crater dating from the  Nectarian period that presents a lower floor formed of ejecting the liquefied lava from near one of the major basins such as Mare Imbrium or Mare Orientale.
Crater is the name is given from Longomontanus Christen Sørensen (or Longberg) (4 October 1562 - 8 October 1647), which was a Danish astronomer.
      In the first photo at left is the crater Tycho (85 km), which although is a small in diameter, shows a visible-ray visible even with the naked eye.The rays spread out about 1500 km.


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