Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Copernicus Imaged 07-29-05 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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Young and isolated formation with hexagonal form. Bright rays all around.
Very steep slopes dominant Mare Insularum of 900 m tormented and supporting Fauth to the South and Gay-Lussac to the North.
Floor flatter to the North that to the South. Three central mountains (1200 m). Hills and ruins in the arena.

Dimension: 95x95Km / 56x56Mi
Height: 3760m / 11400ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0404

Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor