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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Condorcet crater-Lunar images south of Mare Crisium

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105 to 5x optical zoom
Total magnification: 500x zoom
Filter: No
Date: 16/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone, video captures

         Condorcet (74 km), is a lunar crater that is located in the eastern part of the Moon on south-east of Mare Crisium North-east of Condorcet are craters Hansen (40 km) and Alhazen-or-Hasan (33 km ).

Outer edge of the crater Condorcet is eroded, and the lowest level is along the northern wall. Condorcet Y crater (13 km), lies in the northwestern edge. The interior has been transformed, leaving a flat, with almost no features, marked only by a few small craters. The interior has a large dark spot in the western half, but the rest is about the same as the surroundings.Condorcet has a depth of 2.7 km.


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