Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

ALPETRAGIUS Imaged 09-14-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

The Text Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description:
Circular formation situated between Alphonsus and Arzachel.
Steep slopes supporting the ghost crater Alpetragius X to the North-West. and Alpetragius M and N to the South-East.
Very high walls in terraces.
Tormented floor little widened. Important central mountain.
Size:
Dimension: 41x41Km / 24x24Mi
Height: 3900m / 11800ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0975

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: First Quarter or 6 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor