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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Images of crater Gauricus by telescope.

Gauricus (79 km) is a crater located at the south of Pitatus (234 km). It has a smooth floor except its northern part, on which is a smaller crater designated Gauricus F (12 km).

South of it is the crater Ball (33 km), a small but 2.8 km deep, and a large central peak relative to the size of the crater.

Ball crater, is named after William Ball (or Balle, c. 1631-1690) who was an English astronomer. He was one of those who founded the Royal Society from 1660 until 1663.

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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