Julius Caesar

  • Don SpainEmail author
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Julius Caesar (55 miles) is a formation that is more or less rectangular in shape. Its eastern walls are battered and much lower than the western side. I estimate the western rim to be about a mile about the floor. A good part of the southeastern wall is non-existent. Notice that the large flat floor is much darker in the north. The best time to observe this region is 6 days after new Moon.

Sosigenes (11 miles) is a small, but prominent crater just east of Julius Caesar.

It is 1 mile deep and has a featureless floor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Louisville Astronomical SocietyLouisvilleUSA

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