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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Close-up pictures of the nice crater Moretus near the South Pole of the Moon.

     Of all the craters located in the south of the Moon, Moretus (114 km), it seems the nicest of all. Perfectly round, symmetrical terraces on the inner wall, and even the mountain top on its floor seems perfectly located in the center. The other craters are irregular shaped, with scalloped edges of other smaller impacts. The beauty and symmetry of the crater, earns its place in this 'disturbed' area by many impacts. Moretus is the first crater that strikes your attention when looking at the south pole of the Moon.

     Moretus, is an impressive circular crater dating from Erathostenian era, located on the south of the Moon, near the central meridian. Look at the deep terraced walls and central prominent peak. North-west, are craters Cysatus and Gruemberger. Northeast and east, are Curtius, Zach, Pentland, and Simpelius, and to south are observed Short and Newton.

Info Moretus.
Coordinates70.6°S 5.5°WCoordinates: 70.6°S 5.5°W
Diameter114 km
Depth5.0 km
Colongitude7° at sunrise
EponymThéodore Moretus

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 20/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
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