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Monday, 30 May 2011

Philolaus Crater - North pole Moon craters

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: 10 Sony Vegas, video captures

         Philolaus (71 km) is a crater located on the north of the Moon. It is located southeast of the flooded crater Anaximenes,(80 km) and west of Anaxagoras (51 km) .It overlaps with the older Philolaus C  at southwest, .
The interior is irregularly with hilly areas in the center and north-east. There are a couple of peaks to the south and east of the middle. There are also a pair of lower ridges to the north-west. The northeast of the interior is flat. The floor is not marked by significant impacts.
The name of the crater comes from Philolaus (Greek: Φιλόλαος, 470-385 BC) who was a pre-socratic and pitagorean greek philosopher . He claimed that all matter is composed of limited and unlimited things, and that the universe is determined by numbers. He is credited with the theory that Earth was not the center of the Universe.


Astronomie said...

Great pitchers, Never saw such clear pitchers.

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