Thursday, 28 October 2010

The face of Zagut

These shots were taken last night, I love the Crater Zagut see the bw image in the bottom right corner. Looks like ET I think and its 52 miles wide its the crater on the right. Every night as the terminator moves across the face of the moon new features and stand out and come to life with greater contrast and detail. It does not take long to become familiar with the moons surface and I am finding it a very rewarding and interesting subject for observation. I have tried out a new celestron moon filter from amazon for about 8.00 which helps when its a full moon to take the glare off but most of the time focusing on the terminator with a x2 barlow and the 10mm eye piece is just right.
Zagut is a crater located in the heavily impacted southeast sector of the Moon. It is almost surrounded by other named craters, with Wilkins to the northwest, Lindenauto the east, Rabbi Levi in the southeast, and Celsius to the southwest.

The rim of Zagut is worn and irregular, especially to the north and east. The east rim is overlain by Zagut E, a crater with an irregular and flat floor. The floor of Zagut itself is also relatively flat, and the center is occupied by the crater Zagut A instead of a peak.