Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Tacitus Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

Description:
Isolated circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting a craterlet to the North-West and Tacitus N and 2 craterlets to the South-East.
High walls in supporting tiers 2 craterlets to the North.
Widened little flat floor. Small lengthened central relief and a craterlet to the South.

Size:
Dimension: 41x41Km / 24x24Mi
Height: 2840m / 8600ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.071

Observation:
Interest : Very interesting formation
Observation period: 5 days after New Moon or 4 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor