Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Cardanus-Krafft

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

Description: (Cardanus)
Circular formation. Forms an interesting couple with Krafft.
Steep slopes supporting Cardanus R to the South Cardanus E to the South-East and Catena Krafft to the North.
High walls in terraces.
Few flat and extensive floor. Small central mountain.
Size: (Cardanus)
Dimension: 51x51Km / 30x30Mi
Height: 2300m / 7000ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.046

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 6 days after First Quarter or 5 days after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

Imaging Information

DATE

11-01-09

TIME

5:21 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

FILTER

 

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

250 Frames

MAP

1800 Points

PROCESSING PROGRAMS USED: Avistack , Registax V5 , ImagesPlus , Photoshop CS4