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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Orontius crater

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

      In these photographs there are several craters in south-central area of the Moon such as Walther, Regiomontanus, Licetus and Heraclitus, Stofler, Orontius, Barocius and Maurolycus or Aliacensis and Werner.
         Orontius (122 km), visible in last photo, is a crater located northeast of the crater Tycho, and south-east of the great crater Deslandres (234 km) the big one-bottom left. Orontius's margins are overlapped by a number of different craters. A pair of craters on the west crater wall are intruded, forming the inner bulge. Little of the original wall remains intact, with the southern and south-west which has survived erosion better than other sections of crater.Orontius has "satellite" craters called from A to F.

      East of the crater is superimposed smaller craters Huggins (65 km), which is also superimposed in turn, on the east side with Nasireddin (52 km), the trio forming a chain of craters that diminishes in size . It is also joined at the south edge with the crater Saussure (54 km). On southwest, which is east of Tycho, is Pictet (62 km).


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