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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Montes Caucasus half in shadow

Montes Caucasus, are mountains north of Montes Apeninnus and these mountain ranges are clearly delimited. In these images, Montes Caucasus is divided in half by shade. Only the eastern mountain walls are illuminated by the Sun. North east is Euxodus crater. Between these mountains, as an interesting feature, the crater Calippus. Montes Caucasus, are higher in the north, and "from the waist down" in the south, the mountains are rare, with pauses between them, and lower, thanks to Mare Serenitatis basin whose high level of lava made the lunar relief to be submerged in the basin. The general appearance of these mountains is like a bowl of flour overturned on a table. Flour is has consistency on the base  and a fewer at the edges. Over the flour, fell a coin, which is the crater Calippus.

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


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