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Friday, 12 July 2013

Fracastorius crater on the Moon through a telescope

892 frames at 80% best quality in Registax

2304 frames to 75% best quality in Registax

Fracastorius (124 km), is a crater that looks more like a sinus, as Sinus Iridum. This crater is located on south plateau of Mare Nectaris. In these images, sunlight floods in abundance all craters.

Fracastorius has a smooth floor, with nothing different from the Nectaris basin. Northern edge of the crater, was demolished or molten by lava that penetrated through the area. Some subsequent small craters appeared on the floor, and the distinct ones are called Fracastorius L (5 km) and M (4 km).

Crater has very many other satellite craters lined up on the west side, and to the south. On the west side, we meet larger craters, called Fracastorius H (21 km), Y (12 km) and D (28 km) between them.

Image processing in Registax of a video that have taken a various number of 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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