Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Rhaeticus Imaged 06-26-05 , 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:
Irregular formation partly dismantled.
Steep slopes supporting several craterlets whose a South-West North-East oriented chain to the North-East.
Few high walls but to the East.
Pretty flat floor. Small central mountain. Hills and craterlets.

Size:
Dimension: 51x51Km / 30x26Mi
Height: ?
Height/Wide ratio: Unknown height. Impossible calculation.
Observation:
Interest : Very interesting formation
Observation period: First Quarter or 6 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor