2010 June 21, Timocharis

0300 UT


PCW Memorial Observatory, OH, USA

Erika Rix

Zhumell 16”, 8mm TV Plossl, 225 x

Phase: 64.8

Lunation: 8.66. d

Illumination: 71.3%

Lib. Lat: 7°30’

Lib. Long: 4°47’

Az: 215°14’, Alt: 27°21’

This complex crater has a crushed central relief and the area was completely enveloped with shadow.  I could make out some of the western terraced walls within the crater. Heinrich (9.5 km), B (5 km) and C (4 km), were very clear as well as a small portion of the wrinkle ridge to the southeast.  Timocharis was formed  ~ 3.2 to 1.1 billion years ago during the Erathosthenian period. Height is estimated to be 3110 meters.  Faint small rays can be spotted with decent seeing conditions.

Sketched scopeside on black Strathmore Artagain paper, charcoal, black wax pencil, white Conte’ crayon and pencils.


~ by Erika Rix on June 21, 2010.

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