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Copernicus - 22.3.2021 at 17.34 Kauhava Observation number 97037

Visibility IV / V

Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Dawn on Copernicus. The first rays of the rising sun hit the eastern rampart of the crater. There is still icy darkness at the bottom. Three hours later, even the highest peaks of the western rampart pained in the light of the morning sun. Pictured in the middle is a slender flat Stadius and on the right Eratosthenes. Who is probably the peasant who first stands on that edge of Copernicus looking at the bottom of the crater, and when? Chesley Bonestell imagined the scene in the 50s in his painting. (Image found in Bonestell-Ley The Conquest of Space WSOY 1952).

#Lunar100: 005


Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Moon surface feature
  • Name of the observation target
    • Copernicus
    • Näyttävä
  • Seeing
    • Good
Technical information

Meade 12SCT, 3X Barlow & Case 174MM

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