I can only describe this area as a beautiful landscape in this light that makes the terrain to be smooth . You would almost say it was done by an architect .
Capuanus (60 km) has a special feature which makes it recognizable every time. This feature is not found on other craters, namely the three mountainous extensions that start from its western edge like fingers . This flooded crater , which has a smooth floor seen in the images, is located on Palus Epimemiarum .
Smaller craters are satellite craters of Capuanus and Cichus .
Campanus and Mercator (48,47 km) , the two craters close to the right side of the image , are also placed here. We can see the floor characteristics at this phase , and their edge , both having similar size but are different in appearance .
The difference between the two is that Mercator (1,8 km in depth) is totally flooded by lava and Campanus not, the last one having a greater depth (2,1 km in depth) and on the floor a central peak .
Distance: 393,696 km
Phase: 26.6% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Optical Telescope CelestronC8" Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10 video captures
|Image from March, 23 2013.|