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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Schickard crater on the Moon by astronomical telescope.

Schickard (227 km) is the huge crater in images with a shallow depth compared to its size. It is located on the southwestern edge of the Moon quite close to it (the terminal). On its floor we see several shades, and a few small satellite craters.

Far more to the terminal, is a flooded crater in shadow, and difficult to observe because of its position on the lunar disc, called Inghirami (91 km). In some images are also present Phocylides, Nasmyth and Wargentin. They are south of Schickard.
Shickard crater lies in the southwest of the Moon near the edge. As a result it appears to be elongated. At the top of the crater lies Lehmann (53 Km.), And farther to the east, Drebbel (30 Km.).
Do not forget that in these pictures the Moon is upside down.

Magnitude: -12.03
Phase: 70.5% (0% = new, 100% = full)
Distance: 398.311 km
Sidereal Period: 27.32 days
Illuminated: 92.2%

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian astronomical telescope 
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 14/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

Images were obtained by attaching a camera directly into the eyepiece of an astronomical telescope of 8 inch Newtonian; For this reason the eyepiece visual field was increased.

In the pictures below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.

Image from 2010.

Image from January 15, 2011.

Read this article in Romanian.


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