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Sunday, 14 July 2013

HD video Telescope images of lunar crater Fracastorius

We are on the south-east of the Moon, south of Nectaris basin and north of the crater Piccolomini. The area is taken over by a horseshoe-shaped crater named Fracastorius (124 km).

There are many craters on the Moon with this form, as Julius Caesar, Doppelmayer, Meton's satellite craters, or Sinus Iridum.

Fracastorius crater name is given for the poet Girolamo Fracastoro Italian physicist and astronomer who lived in the 14th century and early 15th centuryFrom one of his poems derive the name of syphilis disease.

These superb video of crater Fracastorius in sunlight, is made by my astronomical telescope on which was attached a video camera on the eyepiece. I made some pictures from this video in Registax which optimized multiple frames. You can actually visualize them in the article Fracastorius crater on the Moon through a telescope.

Moon Age: 17 days
Phase: 93% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 396.848 km

Optics: Celestron C8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Device: Sony CX-130
Video mode: Full HD progressive 1920x1080
Filter: no
Date: 31/12/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


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