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Lunar Crater Gassendi .jpg

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 is a large lunar impact crater feature located at the northern edge of Mare Humorum. The formation has been inundated by lava during the formation of the mare, so only the rim and the multiple central peaks remain above the surface. The outer rim is worn and eroded, although it retains a generally circular form. A smaller crater – Gassendi A – intrudes into the northern rim, and joins a rough uplift at the northwest part of the floor. The crater pair bear a curious resemblance to a diamond ring.(Wikipedia)

Coordinates17.55°S 39.96°W
Diameter110 km
Depth1.9 km
Colongitude40° at sunrise
EponymPierre Gassendi

DATE:Tuesday   DATE:25/8/15   TIME:22:00
SCOPE: Dob 8px 1200/f6
EYEPIECE: 6mm UW plossl 66°

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