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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Piccolomini and Rupes Altai on the Moon (Images through telescope)

Piccolomini (88 km), was considered to be a crater of Imbrian era. This crater is superimposed on Rupes Altai mountains at their end, and secondary craters from the Nectaris basin.

In these pictures you can see the crater Piccolomini, and to notice its massive walls and massive peak located centrally.The peak, rises to a height of 2.0 km above the surrounding floor.
Note the southern region of the Piccolomini which has a pinch. This pinch may be an influx of material entered on the south, which flowed down to the bottom. Other important characteristics than the central mountain are not seen on the floor. This magnificent crater is most noticeable at 5 days after New Moon.
Piccolomini has a depth of 4.5 km. and has formed about 3,200,000,000 to 3,800,000,000 years ago.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-inch reflector telescope-Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony HDR CX105 to 8x optical zoom
total magnification: 800x

Filter: No
Date: 20/07/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Video Captures


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