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Thursday, 23 February 2012

VideoAstro Sinus Lunicus and Aristillus Autolycus and Archimedes lunar craters through the telescope.

The three craters Aristillus, Autolycus and Archimedes are close to each other on the north central Moon seen from Earth, and forms a triangle in the center of which is a depression called Sinus Lunicus.

      Sinus Lunicus-de 126 km (in Latin "Lunik Bay"), is a large lunar area, along the southeast edge of Mare Imbrium. It consists of the area bounded by the southwest craters Archimedes southwest, Autolycus southeast, and Aristillus at northeast. Golf is open to the northwest, and meet Montes Spitzbergen, a small mountain range.

This gulf was called Bay of Lunik by International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1970 to honor the landing of the first space probe that has made contact with another interplanetary body. Luna 2 landed between Archimedes and Autolycus craters on September 14, 1959.

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


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