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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chicxulub crater comparable with Clavius ​​on the Moon.

These video shots were taken the day after we filmed Clavius ​​crater in the dark:Clavius and Moretus craters in darkness that I thought were most successful captures of a crater in shadow.

65 million years ago, in late Cretaceous, dinosaurs have witnessed a significant impact with an asteroid that devastated the Yucatan peninsula, from which resulted their disappearance. Traces of a large impact crater of 200 km, with a depth of several hundred meters, was detected. This crater called Chicxulub, is comparable in size to Clavius ​​crater on the Moon, which has a diameter of 225 km.

Clavius​​, is a huge impressive crater, located in the south of the Moon. With a small telescope, you can see a small arc of craters on its floor. Despite its size, Clavius ​​is difficult to discern when is illuminated by the full light of the Sun.

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105 4x optical zoom
Total magnification: 800x
Filter: no
Date: 12/05/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer


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