Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Pitatus and Hesiodus A Imaged 09-14-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

 

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Description: (Pitatus)
Circular formation situated on the South bank of Mare Nubium.
Tormented slopes supporting Pitatus G to the East the trio Weiss Z / Wurzelbauer N / Wurzelbauer W to the South and the half ghost crater Pitatus S to the
North.
Few high walls of riddled with anonymous craterlets.
Flat floor filled with lava supporting Rimae Pitatus.Off-centered double mountain. Hills and craterlets. White spots. Communicating with the floor of Hesiodus
by a valley in the wall.
Size: (Pitatus)
Dimension: 100x100Km / 59x59Mi
Height: ?
Height/Wide ratio: Unknown height. Impossible calculation
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Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 1 day after First Quarter or Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor