Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Gassendi Imaged 10-15-05 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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

Description:
Circular formation situated on the North bank of Mare Humorum.
Steep slopes to the North gobbled to the South in Mare Humorum and supporting the couple Gassendi A and B to the North.
Walls higher to the West and gobbled to the South in Mare Humorum.
Very large flat floor covered by Rimae Gassendi. Internal mountainous ring. Double central mountain 1200 m high. Hills craterlets and lines of crest
Size:
Dimension: 114x114Km / 67x67Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0169
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 3 days after First Quarter or 2 days after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars