Scope Camera

Here is a picture from my new scope camera.

I have marked some of the craters and points of interest.

Click on the image to get a larger pictures.

 

Here are the points I have marked:

GASSENDI

Type: Walled plain

Geological period: Nectarian (From -3.92 billions years to -3.85 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 110x110Km / 67x67Mi

Height: 0m / 0ft

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0169

Description:

Circular formation situated on the North bank of Mare Humorum. Steep slopes to the North gobbled to the South in Mare Humorum and supporting the couple Gassendi A and B to the North. Walls higher to the West and gobbled to the South in Mare Humorum. Very large flat floor covered by Rimae Gassendi. Internal mountainous ring. Double central mountain 1200 m high. Hills craterlets and lines of crest.

Observation:

Interest : Exceptional formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars

 

GASSENDI A

Type: Crater

Geological period: Copernician (From -1.1 billions years to present days) ?

Size:

Dimension: 33x33,0Km / 20x20Mi

Height: 3600m / 10900ft (10900/5280 = 2.1 miles high!)

Height/Wide ratio: 0,10910

Description:

Circular formation overlapping the North wall of Gassendi. Steep slopes supporting Gassendi B to the North-West. Very high walls with terraces. little tormented Floor widened. Central mountain doubles. Hills.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

LANSBERG

Type: Crater

Geological period: Upper Imbrian (From -3.8 billions years to -3.2 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 39x39Km / 24x24Mi

Height: 3110m / 9400ft (1.7 miles high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0797

Description:

Isolated circular formation. Steep slopes. High walls with terraces. Little extensive and flat floor. Central mountain doubles.  Craterlets.

Observation:

Interest : Exceptional formation

Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after

Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

HAINZEL A

Type: Crater

Geological period: Eratosthenian (From -3.2 billions years to -1.1 billions years) ?

Size:

Dimension: xKm / 24x24Mi

Height: 0m / 0ft

Height/Wide ratio: 0,00000

Description:

Circular formation composing with Hainzel and Hainzel C a complex formation. Steep slopes crushed by Hainzel to the South and by Hainzel C to the South-East. High walls with terraces collapsed to the South and South-East. Tormented floor with important mountain off center to the North.

Observation:

Interest : Exceptional formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

VITELLO

Type: Crater

Geological period: Lower Imbrian (From -3.85 billions years to -3.8 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: xKm / 25x25Mi

Height: 1700m / 5200ft (> 1 mile high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0405

Description:

Circular formation. Pretty steep slopes crushed by Lee M to the North-West with craterlet to the South-West. Little high walls. Tormented floor with internal ring and central mountain.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

CAMPANUS

Type: Crater

Geological period: Lower Imbrian (From -3.85 billions years to -3.8 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 48x48Km / 29x29Mi

Height: 2080m / 6300ft (1.2 miles high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0433

Description:

Circular formation separating Palus Epidemiarum and Mare Nubium and forming an interesting couple with Mercator separated by a rille. Steep slopes to the North supporting a rille to the South-East. Pretty high walls in terraces. Flat floor filled with lava. Small central mountain. Craterlets.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

MERCATOR

Type: Crater

Geological period: Nectarian (From -3.92 billions years to -3.85 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 47x47Km / 29x29Mi

Height: 1760m / 5300ft (1.01 mile high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0374

Description:

Circular formation situated between Palus Epidemiarum and Mare Nubium, Forming an interesting couple with Campanus whose it is separated by a rille. Pretty steep slopes supporting Rupes Mercator to the North-East and a rille to the South-West. Walls overlapped by Mercator B and an anonymous craterlet to the East Mercator C to the West and an anonymous craterlet to the South. Very flat floor filled of lava.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

BULLIALDUS

Type: Crater

Geological period: Eratosthenian (From -3.2 billions years to -1.1 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 61x61Km / 37x37Mi

Height: 3510m / 10600ft (2 miles high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0575

Description:

Isolated circular formation situated on the West bank of Mare Nubium. Very steep and tormented slopes supporting the craterlets Bullialdus L to the West Bullialdus E to the South-West and crater Bullialdus A and B to the South. Very high walls in terraces with sweeter slopes to the South-West. Little extensive and flat floor with ruins to the South-West. Important central mountain with several summits.  Rays.

Observation:

Interest : Exceptional formation

Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

DOPPELMAYER

Type: Crater

Geological period: Nectarian (From -3.92 billions years to -3.85 billions years)

Size:

Dimension: 64x64Km / 39x39Mi

Height: 2700m / 8200ft (1.55 miles high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.0422

Description:

Circular formation partly gobbled by the lava of Mare Humorum. Steep slopes to the South gobble to the supporting North Puiseux to the North-East. High walls to the South gobbled to the North-East and ridden to the South-West by Doppelmayer P and H. Flat floor filled with the lava of Mare Humorum and flat to the North but tormented to the South. Important central mountain. Hills and lines of crest.

Observation:

Interest : Exceptional formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

RAMSDEN

Type: Crater

Geological period: Imbrian (From -3.85 billions years to -3.2 billions years) ?

Size:

Dimension: xKm / 15x15Mi

Height: 2000m / 6100ft (1.5 miles high)

Height/Wide ratio: 0.08

Description:

Isolated circular formation situated in the West part of Palus Epidemiarum. Created after the birth of Rimae Ramsden. Steep slopes supporting a craterlet to the South-East and overlapping Rimae Ramsden to the North-East and to the North-West. Pretty high walls. Flat floor filled with lava.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

CAPUANUS

Type: Crater

Geological period: Pre-Imbrian (From -4.55 billions years to -3.85 billions years)?

Size:

Dimension: xKm / 36x36Mi

Height: 0m / 0ft

Height/Wide ratio: 0

Description:

Circular formation situated on the South bank of Palus Epidemiarum. Steep slopes to the South crushed to the South-West by Capuanus P and with perpendicular crests to the North-West. Pretty high walls supporting Capuanus A to the South-East high to the South-West with crater and almost gobbled to the North-East. Flat floor with craterlets and domes.

Observation:

Interest : Very interesting formation

Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter

Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor