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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Oceanus Procellarum-Lunar Mare Astronomy Video by telescope

Oceanus Procellarum (oʊsi ː ˌ ənəs prɒsɨlɛərəm, Latin for "Ocean of storms") is a vast region on the west of the Moon. Its name comes from an old superstition for it's appearance during the second quarter, announcing bad weather.
Oceanus Procellarum is the largest sea of the Moon, stretching more than 2592 km over the north-south axis and covering about 4 million km2, but is still smaller than the Mediterranean sea on Earth.

Like all lunar seas, Oceanus Procellarum was formed by old volcanic basaltic flood eruptions wich covered the region in a thick flat solidified magma.

On its edges are several small bays and seas, like Mare Humorum, and Mare Nubium on south. Northeast, Oceanus Procellarum is separated from Mare Imbrium by Montes Carpatus (Carpathian Mountains). On the northwest edge of the sea,is crater is Aristarchus ray crater of 32 km. Copernicus crater is located in the eastern edge of the sea, with its bright rays spread on the darker material.

Video: VictorLupu
Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: SonyCX105 at 7x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 700x
Filter: no
Date: 16/08/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


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