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Friday, 31 October 2014

Beautiful morning on West region of the Moon. Pitatus crater.

These are not focal images with a photo camera. It is even better. It is a single video capture from a HD video taken with Sony CX130 attached to the eyepiece of the 8" Newtonian telescope.

Pitatus (97 km), is a circular crater, large in size, basalt lava flooded by the Mare Nubium basin.
Its edge is not uniform in thickness. To the north, it is less visible in relation to the south, where is surrounded by a high terrain. In the center of the crater is a central peak, and the floor is smooth. 

The name of this crater was made in memory of Peter Pitati (Latin, Petrus Pitatus), who was an Italian astronomer and mathematician who lived in the 15th century.
On the south of Pitatus are two craters called Wurzelbauer (88 km) and Gauricus (79 km) and sticking to the western edge is Hesiodus (43 km).

Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing:  FastStone Image Viewer


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