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De La Rue and Strabo craters on the Moon.

Observed in these images a little north-east of the Moon. In the center is a crater that we rarely discussed until now, namely De La Rue (136 km). It does not appear to be circular, but this is due to the phase that gives this aspect. However, the southwest wall is entirely absent, but continues down the west side, looking like an extension.

Its edge is very destroyed. On the floor, there are three small but distinct satellite craters. One is isolated and larger, called De La Rue J (14 km), and the other two are joined, located on the eastern floor.

Northeast of De La Rue, is the crater Strabo (55 km), now flooded by darkness and northwest is Thales (32 km).

It is difficult to see De La Rue with binoculars, although it is not small, but this is due to the position on the Moon, and because it is a crater edge affected, even destroyed, which makes it the best to be located through an astronomical telescope.

Age 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)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 31/12/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer


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