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Theophilus Crater - September 15, 2018 | by The Dark Side Observatory
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Theophilus Crater - September 15, 2018

Theophilus Crater – diameter is 100 km and named after the Greek astronomer (c. 412 AD). The rim of Theophilus has a wide, terraced inner surface that shows indications of landslips. The floor of the crater is relatively flat, and it has a large, triple-peaked central crater that climbs to a height of about 2 kilometers above the floor (Wikipedia).

 

Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, ZWO ASI290MC, best 25% of 5k frames, captured using SharpCap Pro v3.1. Image date: September 15, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA.

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