Casatus and Klaproth Home

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Casatus is 114 Km in diameter and 3900 metres deep.  It forms a nice double with Klaproth, 122 km in diameter and 4300 metres deep.  They are both about 4,000 million years old.   These formations are close to the south pole but the libration was particularly favourable, at 6°, at the time I took this picture.  This has brought Drygalski into view.  This large crater, 170 Km in diameter, is at 80° South latitude which puts it only about 300 Km from the south pole.
The scale marks in the bottom left-hand corner indicate approximately 50 Km north and east.
The picture was taken using my LX200 with a X2 adaptor lens on 7th October 2004 at 04:08 UT when the Moon was 22.8 days old.
Date and Time 7th October 2004 04:08 UT
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 with X2 adaptor lens
Capture K3CCDTools. High gamma, 1/50", 40% gain, 309 frames
Processing Registax. 104 frames stacked. Wavelet 1-3 = 10 Brightness -30
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