Wargentin crater


Wargentin is a very interesting raised circular formation. It is a 85 km impact crater which has been filled to its rim by a basaltic lava flow, forming a raised plateau. It is located on the limb in the southwest quadrant and the best time to observe it is five days after the First Quarter or four days after the Last Quarter.

Technical details:

Telescope: Celestron Edge HD14 (focal length: 3,910 mm)
Camera: Flea3 from Point Grey Research
Exposure: video capture where the best 200 frames were selected, stacked, and processed
Date: November 27, 2012
Place: Laval, Qc