Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Moretus-Curtius Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity2-1M Camera

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

Description: (Moretus)
Circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting Gruemberger to the North-West Cysatus to the North Short to the South Curtius to the North-East and Moretus A to the West.
Very high walls with terraces.
Flat floor filled with enough somber lava. Imposante central mountain of 2700 m. Line of crest. Hills and craterlets.
Size: (Moretus)
Dimension: 117x117Km / 69x69Mi
Height: 5000m / 15200ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0439

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: First Quarter or 6 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars