Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Fracastorius

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

Description:
Damaged circular formation situated on the South bank of Mare Nectaris.
Pretty steep slopes riddled of craters whose Fracastorius H and E to the North-West Fracastorius N and the triple craterlet Fracastorius LA to the South.
High walls gobbled to the North in Mare Nectaris and ridden by many craters whose Fracastorius D to the West.
Flat floor filled with lava. Emerging central mountain ruins. Numerous craterlets whose Fracastorius L and Mr. Rilles.
Size:
Dimension: 128x128Km / 75x75Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0194
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 5 days after New Moon or 4 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars

 

Imaging Information

DATE

11-05-09

TIME

9:03 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

FILTER

 

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

146 Frames

MAP

2455 Points

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