Piccolomini: A Beautiful and Complex Object with a Substantial Central Mountain Peak

Piccolomini: A Beautiful and Complex Object with a Substantial Central Mountain Peak

The week of February 27-March 5 takes us from Day 1 through Day 7. Thursday through Sunday evenings are prime Moon-viewing times! This week we will highlight the crater Piccolomini, viewable on Friday evening. Piccolomini: [SE/M13] The Altai Scarp (highlighted

Fracastorius Moon Crater: One of the Moon’s Best Examples of Subsidence and Venus at Its Peak Brightness

Fracastorius Moon Crater: One of the Moon’s Best Examples of Subsidence and Venus at Its Peak Brightness

The week of February 13-19 takes us from Day 18 to Day 23; these are days following the full moon. This week we will highlight the crater Fracastorius, visible on Tuesday evening after 11:00 PM (the Moon rises around 9:30).