Zucchius Home

Move your mouse over the picture to see the names of the various craters.

This area is just to the south of Schiller.  The most recent feature is Zucchius, less than about 1,000 million years old.  It is 66 Km in diameter and 3300 metres deep.  Bettinus is 73 Km in diameter and also 3300 metres deep.  Probably the oldest and deepest crater here is Scheiner, 114 Km in diameter, 4000 metres deep, and 4,000 million years old.
The scale markers show 100 Km north, east, and approximately the direction of minimum scale and correspond to the region of Zuccius.
The picture was taken with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 25th October 2004 at 22:29 UT, when the Moon was 12.6 days old.
A mosaic of this picture and two to the north can be seen here.

Camera: ToUcam 740K
Telescope: LX200 at prime focus (FL 2500 mm)
Capture: K3CCDTools. High gamma, 1/500", 0% gain, 304 frames
Processing: Registax. 88 frames stacked. Wavelet 1,2 = 10

Another picture of Schiller, this time in infra-red light with the light coming from the other direction.  Unfortunately this picture is tilted rather badly, but the scale markers show which way is north.  I have gone to town somewhat in labelling the minor ctaters in this picture, but it never ceases to intrigue me when I find lettered craters refering to larger craters which are not the nearest large crater (like Schiller C here which is very close indeed to Phocylides A).
The picture was taken in infra-red light with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 29th August 2005 at 04:47 UT, when the Moon was 24.5 days old.

Camera: ToUcam 740K with IR-pass filter
Telescope: LX200 at prime focus (FL 2500 mm)
Capture: K3CCDTools. Mid gamma, 1/25", 53% gain, 339 frames
Processing: Registax. 138 frames stacked. Wavelets 1 = 10, 2 = 5, histogram 0-200
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