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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gambart crater on the Moon by astronomical telescope.

Gambart crater (25 km) is a basaltic lava flooded crater, slightly polygonal, located on Mare Insularum. At its southwest, is a high region called Fra Mauro Formation, which is formed by deposits of materials resulting from the impact which produced Mare Imbrium basin.

The second crater in size in these images is Gambart A (12 km), which is situated east of Gambart at the northwest end of the Formation FM.

Gambart, bears this name because of Jean-FĂ©lix Adolphe Gambarte (12 May 1800 -23 July 1836), which is a French astronomer.

His intelligence was seen at an early age by Alexis Bouvard, who pushed him to pursue a profession in astronomy.

In 1819, he joined the Marseilles Observatory, where he became director in 1822
During his career, he noticed several satellites of Jupiter, and found a total of 13 comets.

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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