Day 4 of my “High Resolution Moon Week” Image #4
“Copernicus Impact Crater”
Are you ready for some sharp jaw dropping close-ups of the Moon? Please put them up full screen and Enjoy!
I will be posting a new Lunar close-up every day this week. Also Please comment if you like them….
These Images are all taken with my “COLO” Setup!
COLO = Chumack Observatory Lunar Orbiter aka backyard Observatory
(old orange tube C8 SCT scope, F6.3 & QHY5IIIL290M Camera), these are so close-up and detailed,
I may as well have been in orbit above the Moon.
All images processed in Autostakkert3, Registax6, PS CC 2020,
FireCapture Ser video files, 600 to 1200 sharpest frames Stacked.

Copernicus Impact Crater – Named after Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus is a lunar impact crater located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum. It typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system extending out 180 degrees around the central impact site. The crater rays spread as far as 800 kilometers(500 miles) across the surrounding mare. Copernicus Crater is 12,467 feet deep(2.36 miles). You can see three prominent central peaks, the crater is 92.48km (57.8 miles) in diameter. what I love is all the fine craterlets (tiny craters) laying around the surrounding Mare. The Carpathian Mountain range is to the upper right in this image. Copernicus crater is barely visible to the unaided eye, and easily visible in binoculars or small telescopes.

Best Regards,

John Chumack