IWLOP #050 - Maurolycus and Barocius
Large structures with underlying and overlapping impact scars.
Location: 41.8 S 14.0 E Origin: Impact Size: 114 km (Maurolycus), 82 km (Barocius) Rukl: 66 Type: CC
Objects: Maurolycus, Barocius, Brieslak, Clairaut, Buch, Büsching
Others Identified: Baco, Cuvier, Ideler
Time: 10:20 PM ADT
Equipment: 10" Meade SCT, 12 mm eyepiece with 92° FOV + x2 Barlow
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Transparency: Very Good (4)
R1: Both craters showed terraced walls. Especially visible were SE Maurolycus and Barocius that appeared steeper the the other walls. Maurolycus had a central peak plus at least 4 very small craters within.
C1: The craters Breislak and Clairaut were towards the south. Breislak had terraced walls and an uneven floor. Clairaut had 2 craters within it. Buch and Büsching appeared very shallow compared to Maurolycus.
NOTE: With effort, I was also able to identify Maurolycus G, L, A, J, M, F and D. Also identified Barocius B and C easily.
Maurolycus: Very easily could see the main and secondary central peak. At least 4 craters on the floor and 2 with direct impact on the rim. Ridging or slumping of the east wall was evident.
Breislak: Its NE rim showed at least 4 craters on its wall or just inside on the floor. There were 2 craters on its SE rim and a small one in the NW.
Clairaut: More definitive this session. Two large craters on its floor. Three small craters on the outside of its SW rim. Crater A had a direct impact on its SE rim while Crater E hit just on the edge of the NW rim.