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Gassendi Crater

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About this observation
Observer
Philip Masding
Time of observation
05/02/2020 - 22:00
Object
Gassendi crater
Observing location
Manchester
Equipment
10" LX200 classic
Skyris 445M mono camera
Baader red filter
Orion x2 Barlow for f20
Exposure
1/30 seconds
Tags

This time of the year is always the best for the moon due to it being high in the sky in the evening. The seeing was also good today so I thought I'd have a go at imaging Gassendi due to the nice rille system on its floor. The result certainly reaches the theoretical resolution of a 250 mm telescope. According to moon trek the smallest craters are around 800m in diameter or about 0.42 arcseconds 

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