Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Copernicus-Stadius Imaged 09-14-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

The Text Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description: (Stadius)
Ghost circular formation.
Non-existent slopes but to the North-East and supporting Stadius B to the North.
Walls gobbled in the lava of Mare Insularum but to the North-East and supporting Stadius A to the West.
Flat floor containing the lava of Mare Insularum. Numerous craterlets whose Stadius K to the South and Stadius L lengthened to the South-West

Size: (Stadius)
Dimension: 71x71Km / 42x42Mi
Height: 650m / 2000ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0094

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 1 day after First Quarter or Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor