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Piccolomini

Postby Aratus » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:29 pm

On 18th April, the large crescent moon was looking good
Through the telescope a few features stood out in particular.
The tops of the Altai Scarp was catching the sunlight well into the dark side. The crater at the end (or beginning!) of the scarp is Piccolomini. That makes it really easy to identify. It is known for its split central peak, and deep landslips inside the crater wall.

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I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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