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Friday, 12 October 2012

Pictures by astronomical telescope Theophilus Cyrillus and Catharina

Theophilus (100 km), a deep crater, is visible on the northwest border of Mare Nectaris. Inner walls of the crater, display intricate terraces and a large group of peaks that rise up to 1400 m above the floor. The group of three central peaks are called Theophilus Alpha Phi and Psi.
 Theophilus overlaps Cyrillus (98 km) south-west, which is connected to the crater Catharina (100 km). Together, the trio makes a beautiful landscape under the sun at a low angle. Central peaks of Theophilus are very bright when touched by the sun, unlike Cyrillus and Catharina, whose peaks are harder to identify.
Theophilus is a beautiful structure. Prominent circular edge rises 1,200 m above the Mare Nectaris, situated east. Inside its walls are a complex series of terraces.

Video of the images you can see here: A closer look of lunar craters by telescope (HD Video)

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plössl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 04/27/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer

 Image for orientation made ​​on July 20, 2011.


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