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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Geber Abenezra and Azophi Moon craters

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

         Geber (45 km), is a Moon crater located in the rugged south-central regions of the Moon. It lies midway between the crater Almanon at north-east and Abenezra and Azophi at south-west. Further south-east is Sacrobosco. Geber is 45 kilometers in diameter and 3510 meters deep.
The name of the crater  comes from Abu Muhammad Jabir ibn Aflaḥ (Arabic: أبو محمد جابر بن أفلح, Latin: Geber / Gebir, 1100 in Seville, Spain - 1150), who was a muslim astronomer and mathematician of the 12th century.

         Abenezra (42 km), is attached along the southeast edge of the crater Azophi. In the northeast are Geber crater, and further south-east is Sacrobosco (98 km), which is bigger.
Abenezra crater has a polygonal shape, with segments of unequal walls. The interior walls are terraced, and the floor has irregular striations. These ridges form unusual patterns. Abenezra is 3.7 km.deep. On the east,the crater overlaps with another one: Abenezra C (44 km).

        Azophi (47 km). This crater shape is polygonal with rounded corners. Edge is relatively sharp and split and is not significantly affected by craters, except Azophi C, which is located on the north-east wall, inside. Interior floor has no central peak and is marked by a few small craters. It is named after the Persian astronomer Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi, who lived in the 10th century.


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