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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Capuanus Campanus and Mercator craters

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/04/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas 10 captures video

The video from these captures can be seen here: Video Capuanus lunar crater.

          Campanus (48 km), is an impact crater that is located on the southwestern edge of Mare Nubium. Mercator crater forms a pair with Campanus and the two craters are on  Palus Epidemiarum. Campanus's rim is circular, with a passive bulge along the western margin and an  active bulge north-west .The interior consists basaltic lava, leaving only a small central peak above the surface. The floor has the same low albedo as the surroundings, giving it a dark appearance. The name is given from Campanus of Novara (c. 1220-1296) a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and physicist who is best known for the elements of Euclid.
Other craters in these captures are Bullialdus , Capuanus si Ramsden.


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