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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tycho and Maginus-lunar telescope images

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony
CX105 at 10x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 1000x
Eyepiece Adapter: 1.25 "
Filter: no
Date: 11/05/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas 10 and FastStone

          In the photos above, Maginus crater floor (194 km), is very visible. Maginus A, on the left inside the crater, has a diameter of 14 km. You can see where it is in the picture below that is for guidance. The size is small, and yet has visible edges in detail. If we compare the size of Maginus A reported 14 km on Earth, it is the distance from Baia Mare to Baia Sprie.

         Crater Tycho (86 km), in photos above is in shadow. Only the western edge shines in light, and is seen only the top of the central peak, peak that reaches 1600 m altitude. Tycho has a depth of 4800 m, and is a crater of 108 million years young. It has a diameter of 86 km, about the distance between the cities Baia Mare and Dej in Romania.


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