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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Aristarchus and Marius craters seen through telescope.

17 shots, to 95% best quality in Registax.
29 shots, to 90% best quality in Registax.

These Moon images have something in common : all are located in Oceanus Procellarum basin . In the first image we see craters like Aristarchus and Herodotus . The first of them , in other lighting conditions at a different phase of the Moon, when the Sun shines at a high angle , it has an unusual glow which has been questioned by many conspiracy theotists . This is due not only because of the intense brightness , but Aristarchus has a strange bluish - green color that is not found in any other albedo of craters on the Moon .

In these images , night falls on the Moon and craters were partially shaded floors .

In the second picture are two other craters at a distance of 397 km from each other : Marius left and Kepler right.

 Marius (41 km) is a flooded crater and here at this phase we can better observe it's smooth floor and sharp edges , with no prominent collar as on the other craters. Around it are scattered small craters , many of them its satellite craters .

Kepler (32 km) was formed after a violent impact , and we can tell that by the white rays which represents the ejection of debris were scattered in all directions over a large area , radiating more from north west, near Marius crater .

Images in this article are not video captures, but are the result of processing a video in the Registax program.

Age of the Moon: 27 days
Distance: 387.568 km
Phase: 17% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Optics: Celestron C8 "-Newtonian telescope, 20 mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 11/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer

Kepler and Marius, image from 23 March 2013.


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