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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Registax: Theophilus and Cyrillus: astronomical images through the telescope.

Figures 1-3: 42 frames, 90% Lowest quality
Figure 4: 2 frames, 100% Lowest quality

These are my best pictures of Theophilus and Cyrillus craters yet.

Cyrillus (98 km), is a lunar impact crater located on the northwest edge of Mare Nectaris. Intruding into the northeast rim, is the equally large, and younger crater Theophilus, 100 km in diameter. To the south is another prominent crater named Catharina, of 100 km. Together, these three craters, formes a prominent trio in the southeast quadrant of the Moon. To the northwest is Ibn-Rushd (33 km). Cyrillus is named after St. Cyril of Alexandria, the 4th century theologian Pope.

The video of these images is here: Observational astronomy: Video through telescope: craters Theophilus and Cyrillus.

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

The image above was made ​​on February 9, 2011.


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