Copernicus - Moon 11,5d  
Moon

Copernicus crater and surounding areas
 
 
Date: 2011-01-15
Time: 22:25h

Lunation: 10.57d
Phase: 51.0º
Distance: 380464kms
Apparent diameter: 31.41º
Colongitude: 45.5º
Illumination: 81.4%
Rise: 13:31h
Transit: 21:42h
Set: 04:55h


COPERNICUS
Type: Crater
Geological period: Copernician (From -1.1 billions years to present days)
 
Size:
Dimension: 95.0x95.0Km / 56.0x56.0Mi
Height: 3760.0' / 11400.0ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0404
 
Description:
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.
 
Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 2 days after First Quarter or 1 day after Last Quarter
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor
 
Position:
Longitude: 20.0° West
Latitude: 9.7° North
Quadrant: North-West
Area: Copernic crater region
 
Atlas:
Rukl map: 31 Copernicus
Viscardy page:  294
Hatfield map: 5 e4
Westfall Atlas: 018C 024C 029C 191C 201C
Charles Wood article: ST02/01 MM15 MM47 L100/005
Lunar Orbiter:  IV-114-M  IV-121-H1  IV-121-H2  IV-126-H2  IV-126-M
 
IV-133-M  IV-138-M
 
Name Origine:
Detailed Name: Nicolas Copernic
16 th century polish Astronomer born in Poland
Born at: Torun in 1473
Dead at: Frauenburg in 1543
Important Facts: Canon of Frauenburg in 1479. Doctor of the university of Ferrare in 1503. Author of the 'De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ' in 1543 presenting the heliocentric system in which the Earth and planets turn around the Sun.

Name Author: Riccioli (1651)
Name by Langrenus: Philippi IV
Name by Hevelius: Insula Sicilia + Mons Aetna
Name by Riccioli: Copernicus
 
 
 
Technical details:  
Location:  
Valdemorillo - Madrid
Date:  
15-01-2011
Conditions:  
Normal
Temperature:  
6ºC
Humidity:  
normal
 
Telescope:  
GSO Reflector 200mm f/4
Reducer/corrector:  
No reducer
Filter:  
No filter
Mount:  
Orion Atlas EQG
Camera:  
QHY5V
Exposure:  
209 frames AVI video
Guiding tube:  
No guiding
Guiding camera:  
No guide camera
Guiding software:  
No guide software
 
Procesing:  
RegiStax 5 and PixInsight  
Notes:  
 
     

 

All Contents Copyright by Jaime Fernández and Copyright of their respectives owners. Text mainly extracted from Wikipedia.
All Jaime Fernandez propietary contents freely available for non-profit purposes,
otherwise I beg you for a fair contribution to NGO Medicos Sin Fronteras proportional to the profit obtained.

Este sitio web usa cookies para su funcionamiento. No utiliza cookies publicitarias ni de personalización.
Al navegar por esta web aceptas el uso de estas cookies y que tus datos de navegación sean anónimamente recopilados para conteo estadístico y control de acceso
(IP origen, fecha y hora, página visitada y términos de búsqueda usados).