IWLOP #028: Capella & Vallis Capella
Interesting crater with a valley running through it; located on the northern edge of Mare Nectaris.
Location: 7.6 S 34.9 E Origin: Multiple linear impacts Size: Crater 49 km, Vallis 110 km Rukl: 47 Type: Complex Crater (CC) & Valley
Objects: Capella, Vallis Capella, Isidorus, Censorinus
Others Identified: Rimae Gutenburg
Came across this by accident. Was searching areas near Torricelli and came across this crater with a huge "scar" crossing it and stretching beyond its rim.
Time: 10:15 PM ADT
Equipment: 10" Meade SCT, 9.7 mm eyepiece
Transparency: Good (3)
Seeing: Good (3)
R1: Very large central peak. Valley runs NW to SE between peak and crater wall.
R2: Capella appears shallower than Isidorus and its western wall created a wide shadow in Isidorus' floor. Isidorus looked to have 2 craters on its floor.
C1: Could make out 8 craters only along Vallis Capella.
C2: Censorinus is very small and circular compared to the larger Crater A next to it. Area is brighter around its rim.