Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Rheita Valley Imaged 09-06-09 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

Description:
South-East North-West oriented and lengthened formation.
Composed of an alignment of several closely overlapped craters.
Begins to the level of Young.
Linked to the birth of Mare Nectaris.

Size:
Dimension: 515x515Km / 303x18Mi
Height: ?
Height/Wide ratio: Unknown height. Impossible calculation.

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 4 days after New Moon or 3 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor