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Copernicus, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach

Copernicus

Technical card

Resolution: 12000x13584

Date:Aug. 31, 2017

Frames: 600

Focal length: 5000

Seeing: 4

Locations: Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Description

Copernicus - A geologically young and hence well-preserved lunar impact crater whose details were relatively clear in the Skywatcher 8 inch Newtonian.

This young impact crater occurred just a billion years ago, and is much more recent than the LHB (Late Heavy Bombardment) that sculpted the lunar surface between 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago.

The 3 central peaks that rise up to 1.2km above the crater floor are dominated by olivine and formed by rebound of deep-seated lunar crustal rocks from directly below the impactor. Various slump faults and slump blocks can be seen around the edges of the 93-km-wide crater.

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Copernicus, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach