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Monday, 17 December 2012

Euxodus a splendid crater seen by astronomical telescope.

Euxodus (67 km), is a Moon crater but also on Mars is a crater with the same name.

In this region the Apollo missions were not conducted.  The nearest Apollo mission, was 632 km far away from this crater, straight to the west, where the Apollo 15 astronauts drove a rover close to the Hadley mountain foothills, somewhere north of Apenninus.

There is a video of these images, in a separated article.

In the picture above, Euxodus is about 80% in the shade, and just inside the western edge is illuminated by the sun, which shines from the east. Terraced inner walls are uneven, and it's rim has a wide collar Euxodus, is the younger brother of the crater Aristoteles (87 km), which is further north. The depth of Euxodus to the floor, is reaching 3.4 km.

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 04/27/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer

The image below is a video capture made ​​on July 20, 2011. The above one is made on 20/07/2011


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