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Monday, 19 December 2011

Boussingault and Helmholtz craters.Telescope Pictures

In the above images are seen two large craters at the lunar south pole. These are Boussingault of 131 km and 3.2 km depth, and Helmholtz which is 94 km diameter but its depth is still unknown. Another crater which is covered in darkness here, but close to the terminal and the Moon as seen from Earth, is Neumayer 76 km in diameter.

In front of Boussingault are its satellite craters that have located in the image above. These are:

Boussingault E (98 km)
Boussingault B (54 km)
Boussingault C (24 km)
About crater Helmholtz features we have not talked about yet.
Its outer edge is worn and rounded, but not significantly. Edge can still be seen around the perimeter, although several small craters lies along the inner edge. Such a crater is located on the southeast interior wall, and a pair of them occupies the opposite wall inside the northeast. There are also a number of small craters in the north.
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
Filter: no
Date: 08/16/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures, FastStone Image Viewer


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