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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

"Caterpillar" crater Orontius on the Moon.

Orontius crater (122 km), would not have been so beautiful and so easy to recognize, unless would not have had attached to it some craters that are arranged in descending order, and its like it forms the body of a caterpillar, its head being Orontius.

These craters are labeled in the image below for an easier orientation. They are Huggins (65 km), Nasireddin (52 km) and Miller (75 km). All three have two letters side by side as "gg", "dd" and "ll", which I find hard to believe it's a coincidence. Even Stöffler H (27 km), located between Nasireddin and Miller, contains two letters "ff".

Oronţius is the Latin name of Oronce Fine (or Finé), after which was named this crater-Latin: Orontius Finnaeus, Italian: Oronzio Fineo. He was a French mathematician and cartographer.

Image for orientation from 29 aprilie 2012.

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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