Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

 

Theopohilus Imaged 09-18-08, 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:
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:
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