Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Blancanus and Clavius Imaged 11-05-04 , 18 Inch Reflector , DMK-21F04 Camera

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

Description: (Blancanus)
Circular formation situated on the South-West slope of Clavius.
Steep slopes supporting Blancanus D to the East Blancanus C to the South-West and a crater to the South.
High walls in terraces.
Flat floor with numerous craterlets whose a group of five to the South-East. Small central triple mountains.

Size: (Blancanus)
Dimension: 109x109Km / 64x64Mi
Height: 3900m / 11800ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0371

Observation: (Blancanus)
Interest : Very interesting formation
Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 10x binoculars