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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Craters on border between Mare Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis. Telescope images.

This is a beautiful region of the Moon, particularly in these light conditions when the sun fully hitsthe lunar soil, because it's easier to observe the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis. Also crater Plinius (43 km) and Menelaus (27 km) shine, but also most craters are glowing, which resembles rings of different shapes and sizes.

These images may be subject and other visible features such as a few lakes that I have discussed in other articles, lakes as Gaudii, Lenitatis and Hiemalis, south-west of Menelaus.

In these images we actually see how much the lava spread sought to flood all areas of the Moon, but failed to do so completely, leaving the surface heights which we identify the characteristics of white on the left.

486 video frames in Registax.
955 video frames in Registax.

Magnitude: -12.10
Phase: 0.96%
Distance: 402.464 km
Illuminated: 96% (0% = new, 100% = full)

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date: 08.11.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax 5 FastStone Image Viewer

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.

Photo made in May 11, 2011.
Photo made in July 20, 2011.


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