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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Steinheil and Watt (pictures with Moon craters through telescope)

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

Steinheil (67 km), and Watt (66 km) are observed in the images above and below, craters that are close together and have the same diameter, with a difference by only 1 km.
It is not difficult to understand, that Steinheil is slightly newer than Watt, as he "rides" it on the second one to the northern boundary (the image is reversed).
Both craters have no peaks in the center, only a few small craters on their floor barely visible.

Steinheil crater name is given from Carl August von Steinheil (October 12, 1801 - September 14, 1870) which was a german physicist, inventor, engineer and astronomer.
The name of Watt crater comes from James Watt (January 19, 1736 - August 25, 1819), a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer.


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