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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Cassini crater and Montes Alpes

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 14/11/2010
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture

        Montes Alpes are mountains located on the north face of the visible Moon,northeast of Mare Imbrium. They were named after the Alps mountains in Europe. To the west are less tall, while the east they make a more robust area with a higher albedo. The mountains begins close by the Cassini crater, and continuing intermittently until the eastern edge of the crater Plato.
        Vallis Alpes is a large rift valley that extends as a narrow cleft in the Montes Alpes and connects Mare Imbrium and Mare Frigoris. The total length of this cleft is about 180 km, and reaches a maximum width of 20 km.

Below is a photographic map in wich are observed Cassini, Montes Alpes, but Aristillus with Autolycus too.


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