Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Archimedes Imaged 12-03-04 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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

Description:
Circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting Mount Archimedes to the South and Bancroft to the South-West.
Pretty high walls in terraces.
Very flat floor and widened filled with lava. Craterlets.
Size:
Dimension: 85x85Km / 50x50Mi
Height: 2150m / 6500ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0259

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: First Quarter or 6 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor