Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

THEOPHILUS-CYRILLUS

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

Description: (Theophilus)
Circular formation forming a remarkable trio with Cyrillus and Catharina.
Tormented and steep slopes overhanging Sinus Asperitatis from 1200m and supporting Cyrillus to the South-East Theophilus F to the West and Mädler to the
East.
Very high walls with terraces overlapped by Theophilus B to the North-West.
Flat floor. Imposing central mountain 1 400 m high with 4 summits. Line of crests hills and craterlets.
Size: (Theophilus)
Dimension: 104x104Km / 61x61Mi
Height: 4400m / 13300ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.044

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 5 days after New Moon or 4 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars

Imaging Information

DATE

11-05-09

TIME

9:19 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

398 Frames

MAP

2617 Points

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