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Contains:  Solar system body or event
Mare Serenitatis, 


            Wouter D'hoye

Mare Serenitatis

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Date:May 3, 2020

Frames: 4000

FPS: 100.00000

Focal length: 6000

Seeing: 3

Resolution: 2400x1800

Locations: Home, Zele, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


Mare Serenitatis is a large impact basin formed 3.85 tot 3.2 billion years ago during the nectarian time period. It subsequently flooded during the Imbrian period some 3.8 billion years ago. This is the central, brigher mare material seen in the pictures. The outer rim is from the Eratosthenian period. This material is darker coloured and upon closer inspection also shows considerably less small impacts because of the younger age (1.1 - 3.2 billion years).
Mare serenitatis has only few prominent features, except the prominent crater posidonius on the North-eastern edge and some long dorsae there are not much eyecatchers.



Wouter D'hoye
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Mare Serenitatis, 


            Wouter D'hoye