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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Astronomy Question What crater is this? Neper or Banachiewicz? Images in Registax

Image 1: 2 frames 100% lowest quality
Image 2: 15 frames 95% lowest quality
Image 3: 2 frames 100% lowest quality

This area of the Moon is the Far East. Images shows Mare Undarum and around it craters of different sizes. Towards the edge of the Moon, we find a depression like a crater of a big size. Through, I searched the area on the Internet and Google Moon, I found no crater in that place. Perhaps it was the Moon phase fault at this time at that moment, and made the shadows to create an illusion that would lead to a such look of the area.

If in he area of the picture below is the crater, then there are only two possibilities: either it is Banachiewicz crater (92 km), or is Neper (137 km). Im inclined to think it is Banachiewicz, because Neper is too far. But can also be Neper, because in the photos, seems to have a central peak, which Banachiewicz does not have. If it is someone who has studied more this area, I would like please to respond to me in a comment.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 14/08/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax


Anonymous said...

Banachiewitz! :)

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