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Lunar craters. Images by astronomical telescope. Deslandres (Registax).

145 video frames in Registax.
195 video frames in Registax.
1 video frames in Registax.
143 video frames in Registax.

Of course, the most impressive feature that captures your attention in these images is the huge crater Deslandres (256 km). Despite its size, it can not be detected by simple binoculars, but through an astronomical telescope. This is not strange because Deslandres, even if it is very large, is not quite so deep to be distinguished visually observed when using a small power instrument, and thus is easily confused by the surrounding land.

Deslandres is a remnant of a crater, very affected. It is located south-east of the Mare Nubium on the southern part of the Moon.

In size, it is the second-largest crater on the visible Moon after Bailly crater, which is 303 km.

Other neighboring craters of this huge crater, are OronĊ£ius (122 km), Walther (128 km), Sasserides, Regiomontanus (126 km), Pitatus (97 km) and Ball (41 km). . Embedded in Deslandres crater, are small crater Hell (33 km), and Lexell (63 km).

These images processed in Registax are extracted from a video which can be viewed here.
Simple video capture in this article are posted here.

Info Deslandres crater.

Coordinates32.5°S 5.2°
Diameter256 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude5° at sunrise
EponymHenri A. Deslandres

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


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


Image for orientation dated April 29 2012.

Astronomy moon craters telescope Deslandres


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