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Sunday, 19 February 2012

List of west features of the Moon. astronomy lecture

                 Photo made ​​in November 2010


     West of the Moon seen from Earth, we see always the same for the Moon always keeps the same face toward us and never turns his back. It is a large area occupied by Oceanus Procellarum. To the west of the mare, distinct craters are: Grimaldi, who is seen as a dark spot in comparison with the surrounding land, when it is full Moon, Schickard, Gassendi, located on the Mare Humorum, and Byrgius that despite being a relatively small crater, 87 km, shows white rays starting at it, for distances over 400 km.

Oceanus Procellarum is the most extensive and interesting feature of the western part of the Moon. This large area covers almost all the West. On the west, mountains of the Moon are not large.

Results of the links may not have the title features you are looking for, but in the content of those articles, those features are presented.

Craters of the Moon's western area.

Agatharchides
Angstrom
Aristarchus

Aston
Bailly

Bessarion
Bettinus

Billy
Brayley
Briggs
Bullialdus

Byrgius
Campanus
Capuanus

Cardanus
Cavelerius
Cavendish

Cichus
Clausius
Cruger
Damoiseau
Damey
Darwin
De Vico
Diophantus
Doppelmayer
Drebbel
Dunthome
Eddington
Encke
Euclides

Euler
Flamsteed

Fontana
Fourier

Fra Mauro
Freres
Galilaei
Gasparis
Gassendi

Grimaldi
Hainzel
Hansteen
Herigonius
Henry
Hermann
Herodotus

Hevelius
Hippalus
Inghirami
Kepler
Kies
Kircher

Konig
Krafft
Krieger
Kuiper
Kunowsky

Lacroix
Lagrange
Lamarck

Lansberg

Lavoisier
Lee

Lepaute
Letrone
Liebig
Lohrmann
Lubiniezky
Maestlin
Marius
Mee
Mercator

Mersenius
Milichius
Noggerath

Nasmyth
Nielsen
Palmieri
Phocylides
Piazzi
Prinz
Ramsden
Reiner Gamma
Reinhold
Riccioli
Rocca
Russell
Schiaparelli
Schickard
Seleucus
Sirsalis
Struve

T. Mayer
Ulugbek
Vaisala
Vieta
Vitello
Wargentin
Wichmann
Withrop
Wollaston
Zucchius

Zupus

Seas of the Moon's western area.

Mare Cognitum
Mare Humorum
Mare Imbrium
Mare Insularum
Oceanus Procellarum


Mountains of the Moon's western area.

Montes Agricola
Montes Harbinger
Montes Riphaeus

Mons Delisle
Mons Vinogradov



Other forms of relief in the west area of the Moon.

Palus Epidemiarum
Lacus Aestatis
Lacus Excellentiae
Vallis Inghirami
Vallis Schroteri


Space missions on the east side of the Moon.

Luna 7 (1965) Soviet Union- because of loss of control of altitude, crashed on the moon with a high velocity.
Luna 8 (1965) Soviet Union- collapsed on the lunar surface due to a faulty parachute.
Luna 9 (1966) Soviet Union- successfully sent nine images of the lunar surface, including five panoramas.
Luna 13 (1966) Soviet Union- Soviet spacecraft was the second that has successfully reached the lunar surface.

Surveyor 1 (1966) USA- was the first U.S. spacecraft that managed to land safely on the Moon.

Surveyor 2 (1966) USA- during stability maneuver, an engine has not ignited, and crashed on the Moon.

Apollo 12 USA- (EVA). On November 19, 1969, Apollo 12 crew performed a landing on the lunar surface landing a few hundred meters from the crater Surveyor. The main purpose of the mission was to collect pieces of the Surveyor III ship that landed in the crater, 31 months earlier.

SMART-1 (2006) - Europe. After exhaustion of fuel, SMART-1 was deliberately crashed into the lunar surface near the Lacus Excelentiae. The impact was visible from Earth, in North and South America.



Video: Victor Lupu
Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: SonyCX105 at 7x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 700x
Filter: no
Date: 20/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


To see the photographic map of the west area of the moon, view: Photographic map of the Moon: West Zone. Lunar Atlas.


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