ASTRONOMY: Hidden crater under Mare Nubium? →
Rupes Recta in these images, is very distinct, because the Moon phase at that time, that makes this wall very clear. Observed overall, it gives the impression that there are two tectonic plates, and one yielded and became lower than the right one. Rupes Recta resembles as a fencing sword, especially in these lighting conditions - See more at:...
ASTRONOMY: Plinius and Menelaus craters on Mare... →
These images have areas of intense color, in which in the basin Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis’s delimitations are observed. This phenomenon is observed only when the Sun illuminates the Moon at a high angle, otherwise, at a low angle, the colors are practically unnoticed. - See more at: http://lupuvictor.blogspot.ro/2013/02/plinius-and-menelaus-craters-on-mare.html
ASTRONOMY: Mare Vaporum and Manilius on the Moon... →
Manilius (39 km) is like crater Plinius (43 km), on shapes, dimensions, they are just a few kilometers difference in size, and both have central mountains, but also because they are the only of its kind in the region. Manilius, is located on the east of Vaporum basin, a plain at the foot of the Montes Apenninus. Mare Vaporum (245 km), has a round shape, distinctive and clearly defined,...
ASTRONOMY: Similarity of Arzachel crater and... →
Notice a small crater, located on the floor of Arzachel, on the right of the central mountain. This is called Arzachel A. It has a diameter of 10 km. Note terraces on the interior walls of the crater, very well shaped, in waves. - See more at: http://lupuvictor.blogspot.ro/2013/02/similarity-of-arzachel-crater-and.html
ASTRONOMY: Deslandres and the surrounding craters.... →
These images are very clear, as the camera focus was best. In the pictures here, we have the huge crater Deslandres (234 km) north of the bright crater Tycho. To view the telescope video of these photos, go here. A very bright rays of Tycho with high albedo, are spread on the whole region, but these are not seen in the photos because of the Moon phase at that time, when the Sun was at a low angle....
ASTRONOMY: Detailed images of Walther crater by... →
ASTRONOMY,Detailed,images,Walther,crater,telescope Walther A, with a diameter of 12 km, is inside Walther, north of the central peak. On the floor are scattered remains of Tycho crater, located just 421 km from it. But Tycho’s rays are scattered across all craters in the region, even far beyond Walther. - See more at:...
ASTRONOMY: Sinus Medii Pallas and Murchison Photos... →
Surveyor 6 landed on Sinus. On November 10, 1967, Surveyor 6 was the fourth in it’s series that has made a successful landing on the Moon. Mission sent a total of 29,952 images and acquired over 100 hours of lunar data on material composition. - See more at: http://lupuvictor.blogspot.ro/2013/02/sinus-medii-pallas-and-murchison-photos.html
LUPU VICTOR ASTRONOMY: Maginus of the Moon in... →
The most interesting photo in this article, I think is the first one, because of the hue and brightness which makes a very realistic landscape. Tycho is immersed in a completely dark and Maginus against the sunrise, has a lit interior west wall. - See more at: http://lupuvictor.blogspot.ro/2013/02/maginus-of-moon-in-astronomical.html
ASTRONOMY: Hercules and Atlas Video by... →
Hercules and Atlas, are two craters located in the northwest part of the Moon. Between them is a distance of 30 km from one edge to the other. Although they are close, they have large differences between them, both size and inside.
ASTRONOMY: Schickard beautiful crater Video by... →
Schickard (227 km), is a large, flooded floor crater, in the southwest quadrant, near the edge of the Moon, distinct and uneven, with several tones and dotted with small craters. This crater is easy to locate with binoculars in high sunlight conditions.
ASTRONOMY: Zollner crater on the Moon Astronomical... →
Zöllner (47 km), is a lunar impact crater located west of Sinus Asperitatis. North is Alfraganus (21 km) smaller crater and northwest is Taylor (41 km) oval in shape. Southeast of Zollner, is the small crater, Kant (32 km and 3.1 km depth).
ASTRONOMY: Photos by telescope Craters around... →
Rupes Altai is 480 kilometers long, with somewhat a sinuous wall along much of its length. Is parallel to the southwestern border of Mare Nectaris, and actually forms a part of the external ring of Nectaris basin.
LUPU VICTOR ASTRONOMY: How to ... Astronomy →
This section concerns a variety of topics about how to do more things that can help you practice astronomy. Existing categories of “How to …” will have more and more topics when I will write what I’m doing, with or without my telescope.
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: Copernicus crater-optical... →
The picture of the crater Copernicus, is turned upside down at 180 degrees and is a crop. We analyze the last picture: if you believe that sunlight comes from the southwest, it is seen as a deep crater.If you think the sunlight comes from the northeast, it is no longer seen as a crater, but as a swelling .
ASTRONOMY: Betelgeuse a supernova in the near... →
For a long time, observers noted that the brightest stars in the constellation Orion forms a nearly symmetrical model together. This huge geometric group is sometimes called Winter Hexagon composed of straight lines from Sirius to Procyon to Pollux, Capella, Aldebaran and Rigel, and within the geometric model, is Betelgeuse.
ASTRONOMY: Extraordinary images by telescope The... →
Moon may look different than what we know usually. It may look like a fantasy land full of mystery, as you have seen it only in your dreams, and this is not 100% made in special programs. This Moon is real and the original image is below. I took these captures from the videos that are posted in Moon Art section of this blog:
ASTRONOMY: Extraordinary images by telescope The... →
Moon may look different than what we know usually. It may look like a fantasy land full of mystery, as you have
ASTRONOMY: Chicxulub crater comparable with... →
65 million years ago, in late Cretaceous, dinosaurs have witnessed a significant impact with an asteroid that devastated the Yucatan peninsula, from which resulted their disappearance.
Wichmann is a 11 km crater and Flamsteed has a diameter cataloged nearly double, to 21 km. The two craters are small compared to other craters that stretch hundreds of kilometers. The two impact craters are located on Oceanus Procellarum.
ASTRONOMY: Video Pallas Murchison craters by... →
Sinus Medii, translation Central Gulf, is 350 km in diameter with an area of 52,000 square kilometers. It’s a irregular shaped mare, located near the center of the lunar disk, and links to Mare Vaporum, north of Sinus Medii.
ASTRONOMY: Extreme south of the Moon Pictures by... →
South of the Moon. This area was hard to describe in finding names of the craters. It is a very craterous area, with multiple impacts of all sizes, and is easy to “get lost”.
ASTRONOMY: Video by telescope. Plinius and the... →
Images are upside down, as seen through the telescope. Telescope spins in the area between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis, and is highlighted especially Plinius crater that lies on the border between the two large Mares.
ASTRONOMY: Rothmann and Lindeau telescope images →
Rothmann is a crater located on the south-east of the Moon, west of the crater Piccolomini. Lindeau is at west and south-east is crater Striborius. I talked about this area in the article
ASTRONOMY: Pictures by telescope Riccius and... →
Riccius is a lunar crater that is located in the southeast Moon. It is southeast of Rabbi Levi crater that is dark in these images. North-east is Stiborius and on south, crater Nicolai.
ASTRONOMY: Astronomical phenomena October 2012 →
Summary of October. Mercury greatest elongation, 26 October best seen at one hour after sunset. Venus-Magnitude -4, rising at 4 hours before sunrise. Moves from Leo into Virgo. Mars in Libra moves through Scorpio and Ophiuchus. Set less than 2 hours after the Sun this month
SPACE ASTRONOMY: Astronomical pictures Pitiscus... →
In these images, the crater is almost completely submerged by darkness. Just inside the west wall is visible, where you can see a smaller crater, Pitiscus E, which is 13 km in diameter.
ASTRONOMY: Video by astronomical telescope Rupes... →
Rupes Recta 22.0 S, 7.0 W, is a fracture, resulted from crustal extension on the point of resulted fracture. Cracks happens when two parallel faults are side by side and a block of crust between them is falling. The term “abrupt” or “straight wall” is also used for this type of feature.
LUPU VICTOR ASTRONOMY: Archive Astro Photo Gallery... →
These old photos are very clear and interesting. In them we see the east of the Moon in true colours. Then, the 8-inch reflector telescope was only 2 years after purchase.
ASTRONOMY: Pictures by astronomical telescope... →
Theophilus (100 km), a deep crater, is visible on the northwest border of Mare Nectaris. Inner walls of the crater, display intricate terraces and a large group of peaks that rise up to 1400 m above the floor. The group of three central peaks are called Theophilus Alpha Phi and Psi.
ASTRO CALENDAR: Fenomene astronomice luna... →
10 februarie 2013 - Luna Noua. Luna va fi în mod direct între Pământ şi Soare şi nu va fi vizibila de pe Pământ. Această fază are loc la 07:20 ora Romaniei. Read more: http://astrofotografieluna.blogspot.com/2012/09/fenomene-astronomice-luna-februarie-2013.html
ASTRONOMIE CERUL: Fenomene astronomice luna... →
03,04 ianuarie 2013 - Quadrantidele. Ploaia de meteori Quadrantide, ajunge sa aiba până la 40 de meteori pe oră, de obicei pe 3 şi 4 ianuarie, darpot fivizibili de pe 1 la 5 ianuarie. Rata cea mai mare de meteori pe ora, a avut loc in 1932 (80 pe ora). Cel mai bun moment pentru observatii va fi dintr-o locaţie întunecoasa dupămiezul nopţii. Meteorii radiază dinspre constelaţiaBootes, aptoape de...
ASTROFOTOGRAFIA: Calendarul Astronomic 2013... →
Acum, ca am si trecut de anul 2012, dupa ce calendarul Mayas s-a si terminat, sa continuam calendarul nostru Iulian, cu Calendarul Astronomic 2013 si evenimentele astronomice din Romania. Read more: http://astrofotografieluna.blogspot.com/2012/09/calendarul-astronomic-2013-evenimente.html
ASTRONOMY: WOW Amazing pictures and real video of... →
This picture give me a warm fuzzy feeling up and down my leg. MRO’s HiRISE camera , like an eye in the sky, caught this shot of the parachute and MSL during landing at Mars. And that is from 340 kilometers of MRO’s altitude almost directly overhead Curiosity’s flight path. Let’s think about the level of predictability that NASA have achieved, because they send a spacecraft...
ASTRONOMY NEWS: Iran's space agency wants to... →
Iran’s Space Agency (ISA) has announced plans to launch a living rhesus monkey into space, the first step to send a human. But can they bring the animal back? A previous attempt to launch a ship with a monkey, proved to be a failure in October 2011. Now the task is on track, with a launch scheduled for mid August 2012, after the Islamic month of Ramadan ends.
LUPU VICTOR ASTRONOMY: In Posidonius crater on the... →
As an imaginative guy, I can not help wondering what would happen if the Moon were suddenly populated by people. I wonder, because now the world is not interested in Moon craters, the names, location, their size, but if suddenly they would start to travel to the Moon, people would begin to be curious about these things instantly. Why? To buy land, to do business (helium-3, or who knows what other...
LUPU VICTOR ASTRONOMY: Astronomy and... →
To teach or lecture in science and astronomy category, here are some books that can be purchased. If you want to learn how to do Astrophotography, these books will help you achieve higher performance, with professional CCD cameras or webcams, working with photos made with, or without a telescope, and guides for buying the best telescope for you.
ASTRONOMY: Perseids when the planets align. Venus... →
Moon, Venus and Jupiter align in the sky to the east this weekend, when will be the Perseids meteor shower on 12 and August 13, when Earth passes through the heart of debris with rates of more than 100 meteors per hour. It is a good time for amateur astronomers to photograph or film the two events the same night.
SPACE SCIENCE: About this site Lupu Victor... →
These pages provide information on learning about astronomical objects and a view objects using the naked eye or different optics Discuss types of telescopes and audio-video accessories, and how to buy them. Lupu Victor Astronomy blog was designed for low budget amateurs and beginners, with articles, photo galleries and videos, realistic views of what you can see with telescopes with different...
Best selling Astronomy telescopes and accessories →
These are the best cheap astronomical new telescopes that I found on the internet and you can order. Here you will find a wide assortment of telescopes of famous brands at the best prices, but also tools and accessories for astronomy. Recommendations for choosing an astronomical telescope, I made taking into account criterias such as diameter lens, aperture, quality optics, solid mount, eyepiece...
ASTRONOMY: Who owns the Moon? Who has the... →
As I said in another article, the Moon is not an important goal for humanity in terms of its colonization. Manned missions with people or not, showed a hostile environment, without atmosphere, gray, with very low and very high temperatures, not just recommended as place to live. But I think it’s time we ask ourselves seriously at this times when the technology has advanced: Whose owns the...
SPACE AND ASTRONOMY: WOW Amazing picture Curiosity... →
The Descent of MSL (Curiosity) Captured by HiRISE This picture give me a warm fuzzy feeling up and down my leg. MRO’s HiRISE camera , like an eye in the sky, caught this shot of the parachute and MSL during landing at Mars. And that is from 340 kilometers of MRO’s altitude almost directly overhead Curiosity’s flight path.
ASTRONOMY NEWS: Soon we will learn much more about... →
ASTRONOMY Curiosity rover, will enter the Martian atmosphere on August 6,2012, with 13,200 MPH and will reach the planet safe, after surviving the “seven minutes of terror” in which it will go through many maneuvers to slow the speed. Immediately after the rover will reach the planet, will begin to photograph the surroundings and images will be received after three days on Earth.
ASTRONOMY: Moon and Jupiter July 15, 2012... →
On July 15, 2012 in the morning, there was an occultation. The Moon occulted Jupiter at 04:30. I took some photos through the 8” telescope, and Nikon D80 DSLR, coupled with the ring T. The photos are close to the occultation of the two bodies.
ASTRONOMY: Moon Jupiter occultation videos by... →
On the lunar occultation of Jupiter, in Baia Mare, Romania, I’ve been lucky, because soon after Jupiter disappeared on the farside, the clouds covered the whole sky. The last planetary occultation occurred on December 1, 2008, when the Moon occulted Venus, and the next one, between Moon and Saturn, will take place only in 2024.
Spectacular look of Moon and Jupiter conjunction... →
Jupiter is a beautiful planet, especially when you see it close to other objects in the sky. I made photos, videos and video captures of the occultation event. My whole work is below: I’ve captured the clearest images from the video, with the lowest atmospheric turbulence. In the photos above we see the momentum of the Moon interposed over the planet.
ASTRONOMY: No one wants to visit the Moon. We have... →
Back then, in 2008, the comapany has been touted, but it seems that space tourism is not prosperous at all, and their attempt was futile. I think we will wait a long time to travel in space beyond the orbit of our planet in private missions. Now the company is apparently planning to organize trips to the Moon again by 2017. But why do I think that this advertisement will have the same effect?...
ASTRONOMY: Close-up pictures of the nice crater... →
Perfectly round, symmetrical terraces on the inner wall, and even the mountain top on its floor seems perfectly located in the center. The other craters are irregular shaped, with scalloped edges of other smaller impacts. The beauty and symmetry of the crater, earns its place in this ‘disturbed’ area by many impacts. Moretus is the first crater that strikes your attention when looking...
Astronomy Questions and Answers →
I’ll try here to answer questions that you ask, after keywords you use on Google to find my blog pages. Questions will increase in number as time passes.
ASTRONOMY AND SPACE: Origin of the Moon How the... →
Our Moon, the only natural satellite of planet Earth is very old and existed as an independent body of about 4.6 billion years. One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy is how Earth came to be in partnership with a satellite so big.
ASTRONOMY: Spectacular video Mare Undarum by the... →
Mare Undarum, located southeast of Mare Crisium, is close enough to the visible Moon to always be observed in the first half of lunation, except the first days, when detailed visual observation is impossible.