Taruntius (56 km) is located southwest of Mare Crisium basin and the northern Mare Fecunditatis. It is a crater that can not be seen with ordinary binoculars, but through an astronomical telescope.
On the northwestern edge of it, we distinguish a small crater named Cameron (11 km).
Taruntius is surrounded by a pile of debris excavated from the impact. In the center are two peaks attached together.
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|Registax, 194 frames at 70% best quality|
Age of the Moon: 17 days
Phase: 93% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 394.960 km
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20 mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer
|Image for orientation from 18 october 2010.|