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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Aristarchus and Herodotus on the moon. Images by astronomical telescope.

We are finding here the reflective Aristarchus crater (40 km) on the north-west of the Moon, and the surrounding area.
The lunar region is dominated by a large basin called Oceanus Procellarum and for this reason here are not too many craters as on other parts of the Moon.
As an interesting detail, are "tentacles" that start from Aristarchus, are easily detectable in these photos.
The crater forms a pair with Herodotus (35 km) which is the different brother of Aristarchus its features.
Registax Images are here.

Magnitude: -12.10
Phase: 0.96%
Distance: 402.464 km
Illuminated: 96% (0% = new, 100% = full)

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope
Eyepiece: plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date: 08.11.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

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.


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