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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

J. Herschel crater-telescope images

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105 at 5x optical zoom
Total zoom: 500x zoom
Filter: No
Date: 05/14/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone, video capture
          J. Herschel is a large crater of 156 km. It is located in the north of the Moon surface, and therefore looks through a telescope oval in shape, when viewed from the Earth.South of the crater is Mare Frigoris. To the northwest is the crater Anaximander (68km). To the south west is a small crater called Horrebow (24 km).
Crater eponymous is Sir John Frederick William Herschel (March 7, 1792 - May 11, 1871) which was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, photographer / inventor.


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