• Don SpainEmail author
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Pitatus (62 miles) is a low rim crater with a dark floor. There is an open pass to Hesiodus on its western rim. When the sun rises on Pitatus 1 day after first quarter a small central peak, about ½ mile high, becomes visible. My 6 inch refractor reveals a series of rills that parallel the inside walls.

Hesiodus (26 miles) is a battered old crater with low walls. There is a nice little 3 mile crater near the center of the floor.

Wurzelbauer (53 miles) is a battered old crater with worn down walls. The floor is rough and is higher in the west.

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  1. 1.Louisville Astronomical SocietyLouisvilleUSA

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