Thursday, 21 March 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013 lupu victor No comments
In these images, we see some of the south Moon craters, near the terminal (the boundary between light and dark). The most splendid it seems to be crater Tycho (85 km), which appears as a perfectly black circle, because is sunk in darkness. I never saw Tycho in such light conditions yet.
On 10 January 1968, Surveyor 7 was the fifth and final spacecraft in the Surveyor series that made a landing on the Moon. Surveyor 7 was the only one that landed the lunar high land.
Landing took place about 75 km north of Tycho.
The mission was a complete success, sending more than 21,038 photos and 100 hours of surface composition data.
An interesting crater located northeast of Tycho, is Sasserides (90 km). It has an irregular shape, which in my opinion is formed by two impacts. The only region where the crater is circular, is the western edge. The floor is full of small craters and larger craters are located on the edges of the crater, as Ball C (31 km), F (12 km), B (10 km), G (28 km) and Sasserides P (21 km).
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 capture, FastStone Image Viewer
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