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Saturday, 11 May 2013

East lunar basins Astronomical images

48 frames at 90% best quality
2 frames at 100% best quality

In these photos made in Registax program, we see more lava basins, larger and smaller (second photo), such as Mare Serenitatis, Mare Tranquillitatis, half of Mare Fecunditatis, Mare Nectaris, and about a quarter of Mare Crisium, the rest being sunk in shadow.

   Note the claw-shaped mountain that separates the two basins Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis, of which termination is Promotorium Archerusia. Note also Taruntius crater, situated between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Fecunditatis, and Posidonius crater on the northeast edge of Mare Serenitatis.

In the first photo in the article, we see the western edge of Mare Crisium. Three quarters of this plateau is in shadow, and at the terminal are still observed two craters, one below, called Picard, and one to the north, called Peirce.

  Proclus, the the crater of which is most lit in the first photo because it shows a very high albedo. In this picture, the Sun shines in the eastern inner wall. Proclus, is located on Palus Somni, and in other lighting conditions, it can be seen the rays scattered from north-west, north-east and south, these being the ejection from the impact that produced the crater.

  Images are processed in Registax of a video that were taken a few shots, merged to form a single image.

Moon Age: 17 days
Phase: 90% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399,796 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 03/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer


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