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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

HDR Astrophotography West of Mare Humorum. Lunar craters: Mersenius.

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The subject of this article, is Mersenius crater (84 km), located on the western side of the Moon. Although it is almost entirely filled by the shadow, we can observe it's beautiful laced edge better in sunlight, and Mersenius H on the southern rim of the crater.

To the east of this crater is the large circular basin, Mare Humorum, whose western edge is well defined at this phase of the Moon.
Other notable features here on the southwestern basin: remark Doppelmayer flooded crater (64 km), Liebig (37 km) with Rupes Liebig, de Gasparis (30 km), Palmieri (41 km) and Puiseux (25 km) and satellite craters and some of theirs.

Video can be seen here: Video by astronomical telescope Crater Gassendi.

Age of the Moon: 11 days
Distance: 386 658
Phase: 85% (0% = New, 100% = complete)

Optical Telescope Celestron C8 "Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Filter: no
Date: 23/03/2013
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


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