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Saturday, 26 May 2012

The largest crater on the Moon Bailly crater Pictures through the telescope

Bailly (303 km) is a lunar impact crater with a depth of 4.3 km, and is located near the southwestern edge of the Moon. Oblique viewing angle offers an oval aspect of the crater because of its location. The most favorable time to observe it, is at almost Full Moon.

Bailly is the largest crater on the Moon's visible surface, and is comparable in size to a small sea. It lies north of the very eroded crater Le Gentil (113 km), and east of Hausen (167 km). These are not visible from Earth. Farther west of Bailly are mountains Montes Dörfel.

In the south-east of the crater are two notable craters, Bailly A (38 km) and B (65 km). These craters overlap, and Bailly A is on the wall of Bailly.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 12/08/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone and Splash Player


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