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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wilhelm and Pitatus Moon 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

        Wilhelm (107 km), is a lunar crater in the southern part of the Moon, west of the crater Tycho. Wilhelm has attached to its southern edge, Montanari crater (77 km), while Lagalla (85 km) is attached to the southwest. On the northeast is Heinsius (64 km).
Wilhelm's interior has a rough area to the northeast. The rest is flat and almost wih no features, except for ome small craters.

         Pitatus (97 km) is a crater located at the southern edge of Mare Nubium. It is connected to the northwest edge is Hesiodus (43 km), and the two are joined by a narrow crack. To the south is Wurzelbauer (88 km) and Gauricus (79 km).
Pitatus's walls are worn, and were covered by lava flows. Near the middle is a small central peak which is northwest of the center. This peak rises to a height of 0.5 km. The name is from Pietro Pitati an italian mathematician and asronomer.


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