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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hercules and Atlas Video by astronomical telescope in September 2012

Hercules and Atlasare two craters located in the northwest part of the Moon. Between them is a distance of 30 km from one edge to the other. Although they are close, they have large differences between them, both size and inside. For example, Atlas (87 km), the largest, has a floor "wrinkled" all over it, while Hercules (69 km) has a well defined smooth floor, with another smaller crater on its floor, to Southeast, named Hercules G (14 km).

Also the depth of the two craters is different: Atlas, even if it is large, has a depth of just 2 km, compared to Hercules, which is 3.2 kilometers deep.

In these two clips, the image is upside down as seen through the telescope. Images are not always clear, but have periods when you can see quite a few features of this area.

Other craters seen in the video, are Oersted, south-east of the Atlas, which is barely recognized as a crater because it was almost completely flooded by lava, Keldysh (33 km), located between Atlas and Hercules to the north, and Burg (40 km), which is the Lacus Mortis.

Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video mode: Full HD progressive 1920x1080
Filter: no
Date: 03/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10

The image is made on 29.04.2012.


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