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Friday, 19 July 2013

Amazing detail of Crater Meton Pictures of Moon

Crater Meton2 frames at 100% best quality

Crater Meton, 186 frames at 90% best quality

I find this area as one of the "quietly" areas on the Moon, although it is full of craters. Most of them were flooded by lava in the past, leaving only the upper parts of their walls visible. For this reason, no crater here has their mountain peaks in the center as in other areas of the moon.

Observe the clover shaped crater in the center of images, because it has several lava-flooded craters rings. This is the crater Meton (122 km), and "leaves" are named in counterclockwise direction: Meton C, D, E and F. As a distinguishing feature of Meton C, see a small whitish spot on its floor, in the center of which is a tiny crater, but it is noticed due to the lighter ejection of material.

Meton, takes its name from Meton of Athens, who lived in the 5th century BC. He was a Greek mathematician, astronomer and engineer.

Scoresby crater (56 km) is located northwest of Meton. Other craters visible in images: Barrow (93 km), Challis (56 km) and Main (46 km), Euctemon (62 km), Nelson (53 km), Baillaud (90 km), C. Mayer (38 km) and Moigno (37 km).

Image processing in Registax of a video that have taken 186 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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