Darwin is a crater on the Moon has an edge significant disintegrated by other subsequent impacts. There are similar dune formations and the floor, is "scratched" by rille, and smaller "ghost" craters barely distinguishable. It is situated on edge the lunar disk and therefore we see it obliquely.
On the western rim of the crater is observed a small one, and on the south floor is one larger but difficult to distinguish, Darwin H (30 km), but in this phase of the moon it is visible.
We also see in images some deep grooves called Rima Darwin and Rima Sirsalis, named after nearby craters or craters which they cross.
Other craters in images are flooded crater Crüger (46 km) which has remained on the surface only its lip, Byrgius (87 km), Henry (41 km), Henry Freres (42 km), Cavendish (56 km) and Mersenius (84 km ).
The images were obtained by attaching a video camera directly into the eyepiece of an astronomical 8" (203 mm) Newtonian telescope; For this reason the eyepiece's visual field was increased.
Video of these pictures can be viewed here, to see all the action in motion.
|4035 video frames in Registax.|
|1436 video frames in Registax.|
|5221 video frames in Registax.|
Phase: 70.5% (0% = new, 100% = full)
Distance: 398.311 km
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax 5 FastStone Image Viewer