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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Observational Astronomy. Sasserides lunar crater.

Sasserides (90 km) is located north of the crater Tycho (85 km).

Images are upside down, as seen through the telescope and the cardinal points described in the article do not take account of this.

On the edge and around the crater Sasserides are a cocktail of smaller satellite craters of Orontius (122 km) and Ball (41 km).

Moon Phase made ​​these craters to be well viewed and defined, very clear images.

Sasserides crater name is given from Gellio Sasceride (Sasserides) (1562-1612), who was a Danish astronomer and doctor. He worked as an assistant to Tycho Brahe. Maybe that's why Tycho crater is nearby.

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

Image for orientation from 29 april 2012.


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