Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Catharina Imaged 07-15-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infnity 2-1M Camera

The Text Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description:
Very damaged circular formation forming a South North aligned remarkable trio with Theophilus and Cyrillus.
Pretty steep slopes and tormented to the North-East and supporting Catharina D to the North-West Catharina A to the South-West and Catharina C to the
South-East
High walls to the South-East crushed by the large ghost semi crater Catharina P to the North by Catharina B & G to the North-East and by the crater Catharina
S to the South.
Flat floor to the East and tormented to the West. Craterlets crack and hills.
Size:
Dimension: 104x104Km / 61x61Mi
Height: 3130m / 9500ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0313

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 5 days after New Moon or 4 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars