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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Seas on the East edge of the Moon Pictures by telescope

In these images the telescope, is presented the East of the Moon. On the Moon seen from Earth, are some features on the edge that are rarely seen because the Moon always remains the same face toward us. These features are large craters or seas.

For example, Mare Smythiinamed in the photo below, ("Smyth's Sea") is located along the equator on the easternmost edge on the Moon seen from Earth. Smythii Basin, is from the pre-Nectarian era, and the material forming the floor is basalt, aluminum, covered with basalt from Eratosthenian era.

Mare Australe, or "South Sea", is a basin located in south-eastern hemisphere of the Moon, and is 603 km in diameter. This mare overlaps near side and far side of the Moon.

 Mare Marginis, is a sea located at the west of Mare Crisium, on the Moon's eastern extreme edge, and probably was given this name because of this.

All described and located seas in the photos of this article, have circular shapes, not oval as seen from the Earth.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105 to 10x
Total Magnification: 100x
Filter: No
Date: 11/08/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone and Splash Player


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