Friday, 12 October 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012 lupu victor No comments
Theophilus (100 km), a deep crater, is visible on the northwest border of Mare Nectaris. Inner walls of the crater, display intricate terraces and a large group of peaks that rise up to 1400 m above the floor. The group of three central peaks are called Theophilus Alpha Phi and Psi.
Theophilus overlaps Cyrillus (98 km) south-west, which is connected to the crater Catharina (100 km). Together, the trio makes a beautiful landscape under the sun at a low angle. Central peaks of Theophilus are very bright when touched by the sun, unlike Cyrillus and Catharina, whose peaks are harder to identify.
Theophilus is a beautiful structure. Prominent circular edge rises 1,200 m above the Mare Nectaris, situated east. Inside its walls are a complex series of terraces.
Video of the images you can see here: A closer look of lunar craters by telescope (HD Video)
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer
Image for orientation made on July 20, 2011.
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