Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Grimaldi

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

Description:
Very dark circular formation resembling to a sea.
Steep slopes supporting many craterlets whose Grimaldi K L M N and P to the South Grimaldi D E and Q to the North-East and Rimae Grimaldi to the South-East.
Few high walls ridden by Grimaldi B to the North.
Very large and flat floor filled somber lava. Small relief to the North-East. Craterlets and clear bands.

Size:
Dimension: 228x228Km / 134x134Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.009
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 6 days after First Quarter or 5 days after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars

 

Imaging Information

DATE

11-01-09

TIME

4:56 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

394 Frames

MAP

1812 Points

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