IWLOP #055 - Abenezra & Azophi

Two craters that are part of a group that is useful for orientation in this heavily bombarded area of the lunar surface.

Location: 22.0 S 12.0 E    Origin: Impact     Size: 43 (Abenezra), 48 km (Azophi)     Rukl: 56     Type: CC

Objects: Apianus, Playfair, Azophi, Abenezra, Geber, Almanon
Others Identified : Andel, Catharina, Cyrillus, Theophilus, Kruzenstern

Observation 1:
Location: Home
Date: 2019-04-11
Time: 11:52 PM ADT
Equipment: 10" Meade SCT, 10 mm eyepiece
Magnification: x250
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Transparency: Very Good (4)

R1: Abenezra and Azophi are two overlapping craters between Almanon and Geber in the north and Apianus and Playfair in the south.

C1: Abenezra overlaps both Azophi and Crater C. However, unable to tell the difference in their floors during this session.
C2:  Could not see the small craters in Azophi.

Observation 2:
Location: Home
Date: 2021-03-22
Time: 10:10 PM ADT
Equipment: 10" Meade SCT, 4.7 mm eyepiece
Magnification: x530
Seeing: not recorded
Transparency: not recorded

C1: Abenezra had a ridged floor whereas Azophi was smooth except for the small craters.
C2:  The 3 craters on the floor of Azophi were barely visible. Two were in close proximity just off-centre whereas the third was at the base of the NE crater wall.

Note: I attached my iPhone with x1.7 digital zoom part way through this session codetermine if would help by "zooming in".


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