Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Curtius-Pentland-Simpelius Imaged 07-22-08 , 19 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

Description: (Curtius)
Circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting Curtius B to the North Curtius D to the North-East and Curtius E to the West.
High walls in terraces overlapped by a crater to the East and a craterlet to the South.
Flat floor supporting several craterlets whose 2 to the North-West. Small mountain with 3 summits off-center to the North-West.

Size: (Curtius)
Dimension: 99x99Km / 58x58Mi
Height: ?
Height/Wide ratio: Unknown height. Impossible calculation.

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