Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Taruntius-09-06-09 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

Circular formation damaged to the North.
Steep slopes supporting Taruntius L to the West and Taruntius B to the South.
Few high walls crushed by Cameron to the North-west.
Tormented floor. Internal hills ring. Central mountain. Craterlets and lines of crest.
Dimension: 58x58Km / 34x34Mi
Height: 1200m / 3600ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0214

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