Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Heraclitus Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 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:
Circular formation forming a remarkable quartet with Licetus. Heraclitus D and an other crater to the West.
Pretty steep slopes crushed by Licetus to the North Cuvier to the East and Heraclitus D to the South.
Pretty high walls riddled of craterlets.
Tormented floor riddled with craterlets and separated in two by a central crest line.

Size:
Dimension: 94x94Km / 55x55Mi
Height: 3800m / 11500ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0422
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 6 days after New Moon or 5 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor