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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Aristarchus Herodotus Moon craters by telescope. Astronomy science.

The glowing Aristarchus crater (40 km) is what captures your attention at first view of these images with the lunar surface. Adjacent to the west, is another crater opposite to Aristarchus's glow, flooded by lava by Oceanus Procellarum basin, which is called Herodotus (35 km).

We can see different shades of color on the Oceanus Procellarum. To the north of Herodotus begins Vallis Schröteri, a valley with a length of 160 km and a depth of about 1 km, which can be better seen in these images.

The mess left behind after the Aristarchus's impact crater that formed it, is seen around it, by the reflected rays which starts from it.

Magnitude: -12.03
Phase: 70.5% (0% = new, 100% = full)
Distance: 398.311 km
Sidereal Period: 27.32 days
Illuminated: 92.2%

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian astronomical telescope 
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 14/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

Craters were filmed with a video camera attached to an astronomical 203 mm Newtonian telescope.

In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.

Image from 2010.


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