Saturday, 17 November 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012 lupu victor No comments
Piccolomini, Rupes Altai, Janssen, Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina, Fracastorius, are just some of the features around Mare Nectaris, visible in these video caprtures.
Abulfeda and Almanon craters are in the dark in these images, and just inside the western edges are lit by the sun.
Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar), is dating back 3.9 billion years, framed by several rings of lava formed after the impact. It is a small, well-defined circular basin with an affected southern edge forming a large bay, Fracastorius crater (124 km). Mare Nectaris joins Sinus Asperitatis north.
Rupes Altai is 480 kilometers long, with somewhat a sinuous wall along much of its length. Is parallel to the southwestern border of Mare Nectaris, and actually forms a part of the external ring of Nectaris basin.
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20 mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer
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