Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Macrobius Imaged 09-06-09 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

Description:
Circular formation. Forms a couple interesting with Tisserand.
Steep slopes supporting Macrobius O to the South-East and Tisserand to the East.
Very high walls with terraces supporting the craterlet Macrobius C to the South-West.
Flat floor. Central mountain. Hills.

Size:
Dimension: 66x66Km / 39x39Mi
Height: 3700m / 11200ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0578
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 4 days after New Moon or 3 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor