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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Backyard Astrophotography. Bullialdus crater.

I've never caught Bullialdus crater (61 km) to such phase, the terminal line passes over it and over its satellite craters Bullialdus A (26 km) and B (21 km).

You have to keep in mind, that the images are inverted, as seen through a telescope. So the cardinal points are also reversed.

In these lighting conditions we can see how high Bullialdus's edge compared to other craters.

Other craters visible here are Wolf (25 km) and Gould (34 km). On the west of Wolf, we see a crater, a circle drawn on the Moon. It is a satellite crater of Wolf, called Wolf T (27 km). It has such an appearance because it was almost completely covered by lava.

Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer


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