Contains:  Solar system body or event
Bailly Crater, 


            Bruce Rohrlach

Bailly Crater

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200P 200mm/f5 NEQPro6

Imaging cameras: ASI224MC

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQPRO6 Synscan GOTO

Software: Autostakkert  ·  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC  ·  RegiStax 6

Accessory: TeleVue 5x Powermate

Date:June 16, 2019

Focal length: 7000

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 12000x9185

Locations: Lysterfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


On Sunday night I managed a nice view of Bailly crater, one of the largest craters on the near-side of the moon (at 303 km wide) along it's southwest edge visible at the current favourable libration, fronted by Kircher, Bettinus, Zucchius and Segner.

Quite significant relief also, the crater rims are 3.2 to 4.3 km high, i.e. close to twice the height of Australia's highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko which stands just 2.228 km ASL.



Bruce Rohrlach
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Bailly Crater, 


            Bruce Rohrlach