Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Schroters Valley - Aristarchus Imaged 11-05-04 , 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: (Schroters Valley)
Remarkable rille. Directs to the North then turn to the West. Width varying 6 to 10 km. decreasing to 500 m to its West extremity.
Begins to 25 km to the North of Herodotus by a lengthened craterlet called 'the Head of Cobra'. Floor covered by a 200 m wide
Size: (Schroters Valley)
Dimension: 165x165Km / 97x6Mi
Height: 1000m / 3000ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0063

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 4 days after First Quarter or 3 days after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 100 mm refractor