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Friday, 7 November 2014

Craters photographed by astronomical telescope: Lalande and Mosting.

Lalande and Mosting (24/26 km) are two similar craters both as diameters and shapes, and they both have loops in some parts, but maintaining a circular shape. They are located from each other at a distance of 140 km.

Lalande is located on the eastern edge of Mare Insularum. This, unlike Mosting has around it a blanket material ejected from the impact, and rays that reach 300 km.

The inner walls of the two craters, have a system of terraces.

Lalande crater, was named after Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (July 11, 1732 - April 4, 1807), which was a French astronomer and writer.

There is a crater named "De Lalande" on the planet Venus, which it is small too, of 21 km. Marie-Jeanne-Amélie Le Francais de Lalande, is the legitimate daughter of Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande. She was an astronomer and mathematician.

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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