Friday, October 9, 2009

LUNAR CRATER: HAINZEL



Lunar crater Hainzel
8th November, 2008
19:30 – 19:45 UT.
200mm, f/10, 17mm televue plossl, Moon Filter. Seeing 8/10


Hainzel was the most striking crater on this day and time. This feature consists of an interesting trio of intersecting craters, the largest being Hainzel. The time of sketching was right when the floor was half illuminated. At this phase the extension of the broad bright terraced border across a portion of the interior was very apparent, and the structural character of the formation was clearly revealed. The floor showed a level of detail, among which, on the South is a bright longitudinal ridge, which forms part of the promontory of Hainzel C.

The northern wall portion of the heavily worn crater Mee is sketched to the southwest wall of Hainzel.

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