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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Manilius Moon crater

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

In these pictures are seen craters Manilius, Hyginus and Sulpicius Gallus (12 km), and part of the seas MareVaporum and Serenitatis.Central in photo is Lacus Doloris (110 km) and above are Montes Haemus .

          Manilius (39 km) is an impact crater located on the north-east of Mare Vaporum. The crater has a well-defined edge with an inclined inner surface towards a ring-shaped mound that is located in the center. In the inside, the crater has a higher albedo than the surroundings.Depth of this crater is 3.1 km.The crater has a ray that extends over a distance of 300 kilometers.
Marcus Manilius has the name of this crater . He was a roman poet, astrologer, and author of a poem in five books called Astronomica.


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