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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Registax: Moon Telescope Images: Astronomy Report: crater Plinius.

Figure 1 and 2: 117 frames, 90% Lowest quality.

This lunar area is interesting because it presents craters with a lot of space between them and with different features. Take for instance the crater Plinius, the only crater in this area with a prominent central peak.

Plinius (43 km), lies on the border between Mare Serenitatis and Mare TranquillitatisAt southeast is the crater Ross (26 km) and north-east is Dawes (18 km). To the north, is a system of trenches called Rima Plinius. Northwest of these cracks is Promontorium Archeruia.

Plinius's edge is slightly oval, with a terraced inner wall, and does not have a visible ray system. The floor is hilly, and in the middle is an irregular peak that looks like a double crater under certain angles of illumination. Eastern half of the floor is much smooth than the west.
Plinius has a depth of 4.3 km.

Other craters of these images processed in Registax, are: Menelaus (27 km), al-Bakri (12 km), Dawes (20 km), Maclear (20 km), Sosigenes (18 km), Julius Caesar (90 km) and the 3 lakes: Gaudii, Lenitatis and Hiemalis.
In some links, the results will not have those articles entitled with craters you are looking to see, but  are presented in their content.

The photo above was made ​​on May 11, 2012 and I presented it to see the difference between the Moon photographed with the sun at a low angle, when the shadow craters reveals different features of the lunar area, where everything is gray , and the photo of May 11, 2011, when the sun is at a greater angle, and shows us another face of the Moon, with colours, the soil composition is distinguished , a kind of 'scan' of the Moon .

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105 to 8x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 800x
Filter: No
Date: 20/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax


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