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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Montes Riphaeus

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

        Montes Riphaeus (or Riphaeus Mountains) is an irregular range of mountains which are located along the western edge of Mare Cognitum northwest and south-eastern edge of Oceanus Procellarum.Montes Riphaeus shows a growing number of thin ridges with flows of lava-flooded valleys.
Riphaeus Montes is a mountain range 150 km in length that lies south of the crater Lansberg (39 km).
Under Riphaeus is an isolated crater which is called Euclides (12 km).


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