L5 - Copernicus

Copernicus is one of the more prominent craters on the moon. It is a perfect example of a fresh complex crater structure, exhibiting terraced walls and a central peak. It is also surrounded by a huge mantle of material that was ejected during its formation.

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Images © Doug Anderson

This image was taken on 10-Jan-2006 through a 203mm Celestron C-8 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector with a Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D) camera using eyepiece projection through a 26mm eyepiece.