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Friday, 8 April 2011

South pole Moon craters-Manzinus and Curtius

        The central crater in the photo below is Manzinus (98 km). Manzinus's outer edge is eroded, and somewhat irregular. West outer rim is united to Manzinus R. There is a group of small craters along the eastern side, which overlap each other craters D, E, G, and N.
To the west of the crater is Mutus (78 km), the left-center, which shows the inside of two smaller craters, Mutus A and B. Above Manzinus, also a large crater, is Bogulawsky (97 km), and his left a bigger crater, Boussingault (131 km), at left in photo.

The first two pictures below are made on 09.02.2011

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: snapshots

Curtius crater (85 km),is located in the south region of the Moon near Moretus crater.The rim of Curtius was lowered because of the erosion of impacts, but it retains much of its structure intact.Other craters, visible in photo below are Zach crater (71 km) which shows smaller satellite craters called by letters A, B, C, D. .., Pentland crater (56 km), Jacob A and Cysatus.

South pole Moon craters


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