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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Lunar craters Klaproth and Casatus. Images in Registax

Klaproth and Casatus, are two craters located on the extreme south of the Moon.

Casatus (111 km), is distinct, with well-defined edges. It has a small crater on it's floor, with a bright albedo, called Casatus C (17 km), which you can see in pictures.

Casatus, is superimposed over a portion of the south of Klaproth (119 km), and because of this, Klaproth not have a circular shape. Notice how high and uneven is this region. Similar to this region is almost all the invisible Moon from the Earth.

Distance of the Moon from the Earth then, was quite large, about 400.000 km.
 Image is processed in Registax, of a video from which were taked out 325 frames, at 65% best quality, merged to form a single image.

Age Moon: 17 days
Phase: 90% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399796 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

The image below with the full Moon, was made the same night.

The picture below was taken on 20 July 2011.


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