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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Observational astronomy: Picard crater.

Beautiful Crisium basin region can not be denied by anyone who observes these images. Notice here the south-western edge of the Mare, with the beautiful lace in sunlight.

Picard (23 km) is easily located on the basin, with an oval shape in semi-darkness.

Images processed in Registax 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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