Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Schickard

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

Description:
Immense isolated circular formation with dark color.
Pretty steep slopes riddled of craters supporting Lehmann to the North Schickard E to the South Wargentin A to the South-West and Drebbel to the North-East.
Few high walls with summits reaching 2700 m.
Immense somber flat floor filled with lava supporting Schickard B to the North-East and Schickard A to the South. Numerous craterlets to the South-West whose
Schickard C. Hills and grooves. Black and white stains.
Size:
Dimension: 233x233Km / 137x137Mi
Height: 0
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0057

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 5 days after First Quarter or 4 days after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars

 

Imaging Information

DATE

11-01-09

TIME

5:36 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

FILTER

 

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

55 Frames

MAP

2954 Points

PROCESSING PROGRAMS USED: Avistack , Registax V5 , ImagesPlus , Photoshop CS4