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

Description:
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.

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

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