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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Phocylides and Nasmyth. Astronomical images of the Moon.

Phocylides (114 km), and Wargentin (84 km) are two craters beautifully captured in a video. Between them it is a smaller one called Nasmyth (77 km). The first image is upside down and the second shows us as these craters are positioned on the moon's south-west, south of the huge crater Schickard (227 km). On the southern edge of Phocylides is a small crater, Phocylides F.

Wargentin crater is unusual because it has a rised floor as lava grew out from the inside.
All these craters are located near the terminal and therefore the oblique angle of view makes them have an oval shape when viewed from Earth.

Registax 5 processed images are here.

Magnitude: -12.11
Phase: 0.96
Distance: 401.329 km
Illuminated: 96.2% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Astronomical instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope,
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Apparatus: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 08.11.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

In the pictures 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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