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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Craters on the Moon Gauricus and Pitatus

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 video captures

          I talked about Pitatus crater in another article with another ocasion. Pitatus has 97 km. in diameter and 900 m. in depth.
Gauricus (79 km), is a lunar crater that is located on the south side of the Moon. Near the western edge is attached to highly eroded crater Wurzelbauer (88 km), which is in the shadow,not visible in photos, and northwest is the crater Pitatus.The rim of Gauricus was eroded by subsequent impacts, resulting in a round wall,with cracks, marked by a series of small craters. The most notable of these are Gauricus B (23 km) and D (13 km).


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