Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Archimedes Imaged 08-25-05 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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

Circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting Mount Archimedes to the South and Bancroft to the South-West.
Pretty high walls in terraces.
Very flat floor and widened filled with lava. Craterlets.

Dimension: 85x85Km / 50x50Mi
Height: 2150m / 6500ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0259

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