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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Wolf crater

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 capture

       Wolf Crater (25 km) is on Mare Nubium on the center-west of the Moon-in center of first photo.It is a heart shaped crater in my opinion.The interior of this crater has been completely flooded by lava, leaving only an irregular broken edge of 700 m. high walls above the surface.
   Other craters in the first photo are Nicollet (15 km) above the north-west of Wolf and the two craters in the bottom right are Bullialdus A and B.
        Crater is the name is from Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (21.6.1863-3.10.1932), which was a german astronomer and a pioneer in the field of astrophotography. He was chairman of astronomy at the University of Heidelberg and Director of the Observatory Heidelberg-K√∂nigstuhl Landessternwarte 1902-1932.

P.S. -My name Lupu (romanian language),is translated in english Wolf. :)


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