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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Goldschmidt lunar crater by telescope (Registax)

Goldschmidt crater, 22 frames, at 90% best quality in Registax.

Goldschmidt crater, 2 frames, at 100% best quality in Registax

Goldschmidt crater4 frames, at 90% best quality in Registax

Goldschmidt crater, 22 frames, at 90% best quality in Registax.
Goldschmidt (120 km) is part of the northern lunar craters. It has a nice edge, especially the laced south wall, which is waved, and has a depth of 2 km.

This crater eponymous is Hermann Goldschmidt is known for the discovery of the asteroid Lutetia. It was both astronomer and painter, born in Germany in the 18th century, but the rest part of his life he spent in France.

Anaxagoras (51 km) is attached to Goldschmidt, in the west of it. It doesn't look like the one we've discussed earlier, having a circular shape, sharp edges and a floor full of rugged mountain ranges, with a depth of 3 km. Its floor can not be seen in these images, because is covered by shadow, but we can see the inside western wall in the sunlight.

   Due to the phases of the Moon, in these photoswe  do not notice the ray system that starts from Anaxagoras, but when the Moon it's full, it becomes very prominent. It spans at a great distance around it, 900 km, reaching the crater Plato (101 km), to the south. For the albedo radiation is intense, we indicate that Anaxagoras crater is young.

Images are processings from Registax, of a video from which were taken a variety of shots, merged to form a single image.

Age of the Moon8 days
Phase: 59% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 381,110 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 30/04/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer

Image above is made on April 13, 2011.


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