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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Stöfler Maurolycus and Barocius craters

Stöfler and Maurolycus Registax 80 frames 90% lowest quality.                                                                  -click to enlarge
Stöfler and Maurolycus Registax 32 frames 100% lowest quality.                                                                    -click to enlarge
Stöfler and Maurolycus Registax 14 frames 100% lowest quality.                                                                       -click to enlarge

Stöfler and Maurolycus Registax 78 frames 95% lowest quality.                                                                                                    

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 09/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax

        Stöfler (126 km) is a large lunar crater located in the mountainous areas south of the Moon.It is named after Johannes Stöffler. It is located west of Maurolycus (east on the photo). A distorted crater, Fernelius is attached to the edge of the south and at east are Nasireddin and Miller (not visible in photos). Faraday (70 km), is a damaged crater located at the northwestern edge of Stöfler.
     Stöfler's edge is eroded, but the outline remains relatively intact except for the region where it overlaps with Faraday crater (75 km). The crater located north of Stöfler is Licetus .
    Craters Maurolycus and Barocius (114-82 km) are located west of Stöfler.

          Barocius (82 km.) is an ancient lunar crater that is located in the southern highlands of the Moon. In north it lies Maurolycus. In the north-east of Barocius is Clairaut.
Barocius's edge has been eroded by many subsequent impacts. The most notable, Barocius B, which is located in west side of Barocius, and mingle with the Barocius C. A remnant of a crater, Barocius W , is inside Barocius .
Crater is the name given by Francesco Barozzi (9 August 1537 - 23 November 1604) who was an italian mathematician, astronomer and humanist.

                 Maurolycus (114 km.) , is one of the most prominent craters in the southern highlands of the Moon. To the north is the crater Barocius.
Crater name is given from Francesco Maurolico (16 September 1494-21 July 1575. He has worked in the fields of mathematics, geometry, optics, mechanics, music, and astronomy.


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