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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Video by astronomical telescope crater Piccolomini and Rupes Altai Observational astronomy

In this video through telescope, are observed crater Piccolomini and Rupes Altai. Processing in Registax 5, was presented in the article: Registax: Piccolomini Rupes Altai Pictures by astronomical telescope .

Rupes Altai is a mountain range about 507 km long. Are difficult to locate when is Full Moon, when the sun is almost over it, but five days after New Moon, it comes out like a irregular long shadow, when sunlight is at a low angle.

In this video, is not filmed the entirely lenght of Rupes Altai, because they stretch further to the north-west, ending near the western crater Catharina.

 Crater Piccolomini, here is almost half in the dark; the floor of the west is in shadow. This perfectly round crater, has a portion on the the south which gives the impression that a landslide took place inside the crater. Central peak is very bright and shadow projected by the western wall, arrives right to the base of this central mountain on the center, which has a height of 2 km.

Above Piccolomini are seen gathered several smaller craters, forming a semicircle. They are Piccolomini C, M, D, and E.

Video: Victor Lupu
Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: SonyCX105 at 7x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 700x
Filter: no
Date: 20/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


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