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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Magnifying on Phocylides and Nasmyth craters on the Moon.

These two glued craters Phocylides and Nasmith, have a fine floor, smoother than that of Schickard, which lies north of the two.

This area is full of many craters, but Phocylides (114 km) and Nasmith (77 km) I find them most interesting because of their position on the south-west of the Moon. Viewed from Earth appear oval, but they have a circular shape.

Phocylides is deeper than Nasmith. This can be seen by observing the shadow of the two craters's margins; the shadow of the first mentioned is projected on the floor, meaning it has taller walls, and a greater depth of 2,1 km, unlike Nasmyth with the depth of 1,4 km.

Distance: 361125 km
Phase: 98.8% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Optical Telescope CelestronC8 "Newtonian, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Filter: no
Date: 02/07/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10 video captures


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