Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Helicon -Le-Verrier Imaged 09-14-06 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

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

Description: (Helicon)
Circular formation. Forms a remarkable couple with Le Verrier.
Few steep slopes supporting the craterlet Helicon E to the West.
Few high walls supporting a craterlet to the South-West.
Flat floor filled with lava. Small central relief.

Size: (Helicon)
Dimension: 26x26Km / 15x15Mi
Height: 1910m / 5800ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0764

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