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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Two small craters on the Moon: Helicon and Verrier.

The above images are video captures. This area is dominated by Mare Imbrium, and in image center are two small craters, called Helicon (25 km) and Le Verrier (20 km).
Although Helicon's bigger, it has a smaller depth of only 500 meters compared to Le Verrier, who has a depth of 2.1 km.

The name of Le Verrier, comes from Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (March 11th 1811-23 september 1877) He was a French mathematician specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for his role in the discovery of Neptune.
Name of Helicon is of a mountain on Earth, located in Greece.

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

Optical Telescope Celestron C8 "Newtonian, 20mm Plossl, 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 FastStone.


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