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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Night falls on Santbech and Wrottesley craters on the Moon. HD Video by telescope.

In this video, we find Moon at a stage where the east craters are near the terminal of the Moon's shaded area. Here you see the crater Wrottesley (57 km) northwest Petavius​​ (177 km). It is enveloped by darkness inside, leaving it to be seen only the outer edge.

We see here also a mountain chain that starts from the crater to the north-west.

Another interesting crater with a pie shape, is Santbech (64 km). Between Wrottesley and Santbech, we see a higher region on which small satellite craters of Snellius (83 km), Biot (13 km) and Borda (44 km) are scattered.

Earth's atmosphere was not very favorable, so visibility was at an average level.

Age of the Moon: 17 days
Phase: 90% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 399796 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 03/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

The image below was made in December 31, 2012.


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