Contains:  Solar system body or event


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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK VX 10L

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 5L-II

Mounts: Darío Pires Equatorial Germanica artezanal

Software: AS!2  ·  Photofiltre - Irfan

Filters: Baader Planetariun IR Pass 685

Accessory: Tele Vue Powermate 4X

Date: May 15, 2014

Time: 00:06

Resolution: 900x675

Locations: Observatório Parsec, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


The full moon in fact , most often not presented completely full . Right now you can see all the terminator slipping around the limb of the Moon so that shadows are always generated somewhere, providing beautiful views of our satellite . On this last full moon of May the shadows were generated by the mountains of the south pole of the ring forming part of the South Pole Aitken Basin . In the photo below obtained in a favorable libration was possible to capture the crater Hausen . This crater is difficult to see since it was situated very near the limbus and rarely get to see their mountainous central peak so clearly .

If you've seen a crater on the Moon , then presto, you 've seen them all. Because the energy involved in forming an impact crater to be something so intense , the craters of similar size and new looks are very similar . For example , let us consider two examples of two gigantic crater. One is Cornicus crater 93 km wide and famous for its prime location when observed from Earth well known to us all . The other is the crater Hausen with their 167 km wide and difficult to see as it is located on the southwest limb of the Moon beyond Bailly . Despite the difference in diameter , the craters are very similar , both have sheer walls with terraces that descend to the inner plane of the crater , which is filled by central mountains . The fresh impact craters with diameters ranging from 40 km to 200 km are very similar . In craters larger sizes there is a transition to peak ring craters and multi-ring basins .

Although this picture is not left with good quality was the first time I could record this crater and therefore decided to include it in my photo gallery .

Stack of 108 frames in AS ! 2 and processing using Photofiltre and Irfan .

Sources: LPOD - Blog Cienctec - LROC / NASA

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             Astroavani - Avani Soares