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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Cassini crater and Vallis Alpes

Registax image processed:26 frames at 90% lowest quality
        Cassini crater (57 km), located in the north of the Moon on Mare Imbrium, near the Montes Alpis (in photo to the south), and Montes Caucasus (north).
       Cassini floor is flooded, and is probably as old as the Mare Imbrium.In the Cassini crater are two little craters.Cassini A is the largest of the two, and close to the edge of the east (in photo) is Cassini B.
        Name of the crater is from Giovanni Domenico Cassini (June 8 1625 - 14 September 1712) which
was an italian/ french mathematician , astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini is also known as Giandomenico Cassini and Jean-Dominique.He was born in Perinaldo near San Remo, at that moment Republic of Genoa.

         Vallis Alpes (Latin "Alpine Valley") is a valley that splits into two Montes Alpes. It stretches 166 km from Mare Imbrium Basin to the Mare Frigoris.The valley is narrow at both ends and widens to a maximum width of about 10 km along the middle.

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, 20mm plossl, 2x Barlow
Photographer: Victor Lupu
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax

Images below are video snapshots of Cassini and Vallis Alpes

Below are snapshots made from another date: 10.02.2011


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