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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Hercules, Atlas and Endymion craters

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105 to 8x optical zoom
Total magnification: 800x zoom
Filter: no
Date: 16/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone, video captures.

        Endymion (125 km), bigest-right corner, is a lunar crater that is located near the terminal northeast of the Moon. It is located east of Mare Frigoris, and north of Lacus Temporis. Southwest is the crater Hercules and Atlas craters. Because its location, Endymion looks oval. Beyond the crater is Mare Humboldtianum.

Endymion's floor was covered by lava, which gives it a dark appearance, and it makes it easy to locate. The floor is almost flat and featureless, with a few small crateres located inside. this crater has a depth of 2.6 km.


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