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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Unfinished business - around Copernicus

In photo above: Crater Copernicus - below, and the small crater northeast of Copernicus is Fauth, 12 km.Mare Insularum plateau stretched the entire picture.
In photo above:on bottom-right , left to right are Hortensius which is bigger, Hortensius B, and  Kunowsky A. At top center, the crater  Reinhold-48 km.
In the photo above, Gay-Lussac crater in the lower-center and above it is Gay-Lussac A.
In photo above: Montes Carpatus are mountains below the Copernicus crater.
In photo above: the crater from left corner is Eratosthenes - 58 km, which is at the end of the row of Montes Apenninus.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian reflector telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony HDR CX105
Filter: No
Date: 13/02/2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture

In 1966 Copernicus crater was photographed from an oblique angle from the Lunar Orbiter 2, which searched for possible places to land astronauts. At the time that detailed image of the surface of the Moon was named by Martin Swetnick, a scientist at NASA as "the image of the century."


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