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Monday, 27 June 2011

Plato crater

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

          Plato crater is one of the most searched craters for observing on the Moon through the telescope. It is 101 km wide, easily distinguished by the dark floor surrounded by a bright edge, and it is for a long time a subject of speculation and controversy.
Picture above is overturned as seen through the telescope ,made on 13/02/2011 .


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