Astronomy resource Plato lunar crater through telescope

Monday, August 6, 2012


Bay of Rainbows, or Sinus Iridium, consists of Montes Jura mountains, forming a bay. It is actually the remnants of the walls of a large crater.
Isolated and elongated mountain from Mare Imbrium, is Montes Rectum.
On Imbrium sea are visible two different colour shades that divides the sea in two. This highlights shows in fact that there are two types of soil found in this area.

Video by: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105
Filter: No
Date: 11/05/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania

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