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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Visual astronomy. Craters on the lunar surface. North Mare Crisium.

Mare Crisium Basin is a multi-ring structure from an impact of a cosmic body, and is located on the east side of the Moon.

This circular Basin has a number of interesting features.

What you see in this image, is the north-west area of Mare Crisium and land outside the basin. Here we see craters as Macrobius (64 km) and Tisserand (37 km), at the bottom, and on the top is a part of Cleomedes (126 km), a crater which on this phase is in darkness. On the Mare Crisium we notice some "wrinkles" that go along the edge, called Dorsum Oppel.

The region is close to the terminal, thus leading to better observe the heights surrounding the basin.

Two craters almost destroyed and flooded, with irregular shapes, are located north of Macrobius, Macrobius T (29 km) and over its east is Macrobius S (26 km).

All Registax processed images can be seen here.

Age of the Moon: 17 days
Phase: 93% (0% = New, 100% = full)

Distance: 394.960 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 31/12/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

462 frames at 85% best quality in Registax


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