2012 09 04 - Mare Crisium

Posted by Erika Rix
on Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 09 04, 0330 UT - 0615 UT     Mare Crisium

Erika Rix, Texas - www.pcwobservatory.com


AT6RC f/9 1370mm, LXD75, Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8-24mm Mark III (FOV 68 degrees at 171x), no filter

84F, 56% H, winds gusting 5-10 mph, clear, Antoniadi IV increasing to II, T 3/6

Alt: 11deg 43´, Az: 83deg 22´ to Alt: 46deg 21´, Az: 105deg 21´

Phase: 318.4 degrees, Lunation: 17.48 d, Illumination: 87.4%

Lib. Lat: -03:07, Lib. Long: +03.74

Type: Sea (Sea of Crisis)

Geological period: Nectarian (From -3.92 billion years to -3.85 billion years)

Dimension: 740km

Floor: lava-filled and is ~ 1.8 km below lunar datum

Outer rim: ~3.34 km above lunar datum

Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte’ crayon and pencil, Derwent watercolor pencil, black charcoal, black oil pencil.

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