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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Hercules and Atlas 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

Photo above was taken on 11 may 2011
          Hercules (69 km) is a crater located in the northeast of the Moon, east of the crater Atlas (87 km). It lies along the eastern edge of the Mare Frigoris.
The interior walls of Hercules have multiple terraces, and there is a ripple outside. Crater floor was flooded by lava in the past, and contains several areas of albedo.The central peak was buried, leaving only a low hill near the point of the middle. Satellite crater Hercules G (14 km) is located in the south of the crater.

          Atlas (87 km).'s Inner wall has multiple terraces Atlas presents lower edge forming a sharp-edged margin. The crater floor is fractured with a rough and hilly interior, which has a higher albedo than the surroundings.


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