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Copernicus is one of the most prominant craters on the moon. It is 58 kms wide and can easily be seen with binoculars. The crater formed nearly a billion years ago by an impact with an asteroid that must have been a least a mile wide. The peaks in the center of the crater rise to 800 metres high. The crater is west of center of the Moon. North is at the top of this image.

Image Data : 1000 still frames BMPs.
Location: Sunglow Ranch, AZ
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9
Mount: Astrophysics 900
Camera: Imaging Source DMK 41A
1280 X 960 pixel array with Astrodon Tru- Balance NIR Lum filter
Software used: IC Capture, Registax, Photoshop CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra