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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Schickard beautiful crater Video by telescope 2012

Schickard (227 km), is a large, flooded floor crater, in the southwest quadrant, near the edge of the Moon, distinct and uneven, with several tones and dotted with small craters. This crater is easy to locate with binoculars in high sunlight conditions.

In the north there is a big irregular plain, with dark lava called Lacus Excellentiae that is not framed in this video. Of considerable observational  interest, are the connected trio of craters, Phocylides, Nasmyth and Wargentin, visible in the video, south of Schickard.

Lighted by a high sun, a 203 mm telescope will reveal a lot of small impact craters on the floor, in addition to the two bright larger craters Schickard B and Schickard C, both of 12 km, at the east side wall and the other near the southwest wall.

This video was made on the same morning of Moon-Jupiter conjunction, just after the event at 5 o'clock.

I have not shot this crater in this light before.
The image is upside down as seen through the telescope.



Video: Victor Lupu
Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video mode: Full HD progressive 1920x1080
Filter: no
Date: 15/07/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10

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