Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

FRACASTORIUS Imaged 04-15-05 , 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

Damaged circular formation situated on the South bank of Mare Nectaris.
Pretty steep slopes riddled of craters whose Fracastorius H and E to the North-West Fracastorius N and the triple craterlet Fracastorius LA to the South.
High walls gobbled to the North in Mare Nectaris and ridden by many craters whose Fracastorius D to the West.
Flat floor filled with lava. Emerging central mountain ruins. Numerous craterlets whose Fracastorius L and Mr. Rilles.

Dimension: 128x128Km / 75x75Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0194

Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 5 days after New Moon or 4 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars