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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Albategnius and Hipparchus and the surrounding area

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

Albategnius and Hipparchus (136 and 150 km) are two craters located on the center of the Moon.Albategnius is deeper and in hexagonal shape, and Hipparchus is flooded with lava, and its margins are very low in some areas .

Other craters in the photo are: Rhaeticus (49 km), which is located at the southeast edge of Sinus Medii. In the north-north-west of the crater is Triesnecker (not visible in photo). Rhaeticus was named for Georg Joachim von Lauchen also known as Rheticus.

        Horrocks (30 km), is a crater located entirely in the north-eastern edge of the eroded Hipparchus crater.Horroks crater is about 30 km in diameter and 3 km deep.
It was named after the 17th century english astronomer , Jeremiah Horrocks.

South of Horrocks are craters Halley and Hind (36 and 29 km), which are satellites of Hipparchus, and part of a chain of craters that diminishes in diameter, along with Hipparchus C and L.

       Agrippa is a crater 46 km in diameter and 3.1 km in deep.It is located at the southeast edge of Mare Vaporum and north of the crater Godin (35 km).Godin is located in a mountainous region east of Sinus Medii.A ray system surrounds Godin barely visible around the crater, and extends about 375 km.
  The crater was named after Louis Godin (28 February 1704 Paris - 11 September 1760 Cadiz), who was a French astronomer and member of the French Academy of Sciences. He worked in Peru, Spain, Portugal and France.
Both Agrippa and Godin craters have central peaks.if you want to see Agrippa and Godin closer you can see the
Triesnecker,Agrippa and Godin craters article.


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