Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 lupu victor No comments
Posidonius crater (95 km) from the photo above is a video capture. Together with Chacornac crater, (51 km), Posidonius is forming a gorgeous duo on this relatively flat area, surrounded by Mare Serenitatis basin and Lacus Somniorum. To the south, however, is a higher region, called Montes Taurus.
Another crater, famous for its name but not for its size, is Michael Jackson crater (22 km), probably named so because the "moonwalk" dance invented by the famous pop artist. It was called before Posidonius J, and can be located in the photo below, in which I labeled all the craters in the vicinity of Posidonius.
Posidonius is a relative small crater, but creates the illusion that it is larger as it is in a smooth region and in the absence of other craters with which to compare it, it seems to be a big one.
With a 6-inch telescope, the crater can be seen easily, and with 8-inch telescope and a video camera or photo attached, this crater can be seen in detail, when the sun is at a perfect angle.
Moon age: 7 days
Stage: 51% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 384.488 km
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures, FastStone Image Viewer
Above, Posidonius under a different lighting conditions, made in July 19, 2012.
Location of Posidonius crater on the eastern Moon.
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