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Friday, 9 May 2014

Moon craters: Franklin Cepheus and Geminus.

First of all, let me introduce you craters in this area: Cepheus, Franklin and Geminus (86 km). All are located on the northeast of the Moon, southeast of Hercules and Atlas.

About Geminus , we find him here in the shade, with the appearance of a "black hole", on which we distinguish only the outer edge. Franklin (56 km) on the other hand, we observe the peak of the center and the top edges of the flooded crater, Franklin F (38 km).

Cepheus (40 km), a smaller crater than those mentioned above, has a small satellite crater located on the eastern edge, Cepheus A (13 km).

Video of these images can be viewed here.

Age of the Moon: 17 days
Phase: 93% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 394.960 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 31/12/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing:  FastStone Image Viewer


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