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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sinus Iridium-a flooded crater

Sinus Iridium
Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 05/14/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures

Sinus Iridium is left is left of the crater Plato and it is a lava golf. In the period when the Moon was forming, Mare Imbrium lava filed to the northerm edge of the crater where the walls are higher. So, Sinus Iridium is actually a flooded crater, leaving him only from the north-western edge, like the Gulf of Mexico on Earth, where the ocean has flooded crater.


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