Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

ARZACHEL Imaged l2-03-04 , 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

Description:
Circular formation forming a remarkable trio with Ptolemaeus and Alphonsus.
Very steep slopes of 1000 m supporting Arzachel B and C and Alpetragius M and N to the North-West Arzachel E and R to the South-West and Parrot C to
the East.
Very high walls in terraces.
Extensive flat floor. Central mountain of 1500 m high supporting a craterlet on its South slope. Numerous craterlets whose Arzachel A K H and T. Contains
Rimae Arzachel to the North-East. Hills and rilles
.
Size:
Dimension: 100x100Km / 59x59Mi
Height: 3610m / 10900ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0372
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: First Quarter or 6 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor