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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Montes Carpatus and Gay Lussac lunar crater

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures
         Montes Carpatus  are mountains that forms the southern edge of Mare Imbrium on the Moon. It has a total diameter of 361 km (224 miles). Carpatus mountains were named after the Carpathian mountains, located in Central Europe.
These mountains stretch from the western end
begining near the crater T. Mayer (33 km), and on the east is a large area in wich Mare Imbrium, in the north, is joining with Mare Insularum on south. In continuation of this gap are Montes Apenninus, wich are other mountains that curves up toward the northeast.
Montes Carpatus has some series of peaks and ridges separated by valleys which were penetrated by lava flows. None of the peaks have received individual names, except one, Mons Vinogradov.
About 100 kilometers south away from the mountains is the Copernicus
crater, and the irregular outer ramparts of this crater lie almost at the southern foot of Montes Carpatus. Also there is a smaller crater Gay-Lussac, which is attached to the southern mountains.

          Gay-Lussac (26 km and 800 m depth) is a lunar crater north of the crater Copernicus, and at the foot of the Carpathian mountains .The edge of the crater is slightly distorted, but generally circular. The interior floor is flat with no central peaks. There are a couple of depressions with small craters in the middle instead of a peak.Gay-Lussac A
crater (15 km), is almost connected with the southeast edge of the crater Gay-Lussac.


Kodiak said...

Incredible images! Beautiful!

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