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Taruntius crater on the border of area Mare Fecunditatis-Tranquillitatis. Telescope Images

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Images in this article captures eastern Moon, south-west of Mare Crisium. Here, we see central in all images, Taruntius crater (56 km), which is not deep in contrast to its size. On the floor of the east, is Rimae Taruntius.

  This crater, is between the two basins, Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Fecunditatis. Between the two, there is located a mountain range called Montes Secchi. These mountains are not seen in these images, being further south.

   Notice a small crater located on the north-west of Taruntius. That's Cameron crater, only 11 km in size, with a conic shape. This form is visible under other lighting conditions.

On Taruntius's floor, we can distinguish several peaks located centrally. Other notable craters in this images, are Lawrence (24 km), Da Vinci (38 km), Asada (12 km) and Watts (15 km).

  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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