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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

On Mare Frigoris-Archytas Protagoras and Timaeus craters

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 11/05/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas 10 video

Mare Frigoris is occupying most of these captures, on which are craters such as Aristoteles, Egede, W. Bond, Barrow, Meton, Protagoras, Archytas and Timaeus.
          Archytas (32 km) is an impact crater , which is on the northern edge of Mare Frigoris. To the northwest is the Timaeus (33 km), comparable in size to Archytas, and Protagoras (22 km), which is smaller,in the opposite direction to the southeast.
Archytas's rim has sharp edges and presents aspects of erosion due to subsequent impacts. Outer wall is nearly circular, with a slight passive bulge southeast. The interior is rough, and has a pair of central peaks.


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