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Copernicus with a Hand-Held Point-and-Shoot Camera

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

I snapped this shot of the waning (23.2-day-old, 44.8%-illuminated) Moon this morning before going to bed using a hand-held Canon PowerShot SX720 HS camera on the auto setting.

 

Copernicus is a relatively young crater and is approximately one billion years old.  It spans some 93 kilometers (58 miles) and is 3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles) deep. Copernicus is located in the eastern part of Oceanus Procellarum at 9.7° north, 20.0° west.

 

https://www.britanni...us-lunar-crater

 

http://www.daviddarl...cus_crater.html

 

https://apod.nasa.go...d/ap010513.html

 

Some closeup images of Copernicus from the LROC can be seen at http://www.lpi.usra..../impact_crater/

 

Dave Mitsky

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