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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Been Busy! Aristarchus Region Telescope Images.

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Aristarchus (40 km), is one of the hunted craters by telescope observers although is small in size .
(40 km)
Because of the Moon phase, it can be observed more clearly the terrain elevation surrounding the two craters : Aristarchus and Herodotus . Although they are similar in size , they are different in appearance. One is 3.7 km deep and the other, Herodotus (35 km), is flooded by lava with a depth of 1.5 km.

Among them , we can observe a crack heading north. This is called Vallis Schröteri , and starts from the crater Herodotus . This valley is close to a tall wall that stretches north of the crater Herodotus , giving the illusion that the valley splits at one point , but it is not like that. Vallis Schröteri continues on to North , and it curves West.

Notice south of Aristarchus a crater which seems rather like a drawing because it was flooded in the past by lava , leaving only to see the top end edge . This is Aristarchus F (18 km).

To the east of these craters , starts Oceanus Procellarum basin. Here, we see small craters like Brayley (15 km) and satellite craters of Bessarion. To the west , there are many features to be seen as we get to the edge of the Moon , but all are in the dark here.

Video can be seen here: Aristarchus crater on the Moon on HD video.

Age of the Moon: 11 days
Distance: 386 658
Phase: 85% (0% = New, 100% = complete)

Optical Telescope Celestron C8 "Newtonian, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Filter: no
Date: 23/03/2013
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10

Image from 2010 with the same telescope.


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