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Monday, 18 June 2012

Crater of the Moon Hercules Observational astronomy

Hercules (69 km.) seems to be older than its neighbor to the east, Atlas (87 km.), Its edges being much damaged. The floor is composed of darker material and is covered with small craters, much more than Atlas, another indicator that is older.
    Bowl-shaped crater, Hercules G (14 km.), is the main feature of Hercules, which can be easily detected, on its floor. The south walls of Hercules crater contains a small, Hercules E (9 km.), located under G.

Pictured above was made in August 14th, 2011.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105 to 8x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 800x
Filter: no
Date: 08/16/2011 
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer


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