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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Mountainous area east of Sinus Iridum. Images by telescope.

La Condamine and Maupertuis craters 258 frames at 60%, in Registax

At this stage, lunar landscape is full of sunlight. For this reason, most craters shine like pearls. Notice the bright arc craters left in images, that are gradually decreasing in size. The first three, from top to bottom, are the satellite craters of La Condamine, which is 37 km in size and located in their right, but not showing an albedo. These are La Condamine A (18 km), D (10 km) and C (10 km), and the last and smallest on the tail of the arc, is Maupertuis L (6 km). What I find interesting, is that the depth of La Condamine is unknown even in the present.

Lower left, is the eastern part of Montes Jura and Sinus Iridum. Images are processed in Registax of a video that have taken more shots, merged to form a single image.

Age of the Moon: 17 days
Phase: 93% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 394.960 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 31/12/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer


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