The Crater Copernicus (diam. 93km) is the center of one of
the most visible systems of bright radiating rays. The depth
of the crater is about 3800m, the central mountains rise about
1200 above the lava-filled Crater floor. On high resolution
images chains of craterlets are visible in the vicinity of Copernicus.
image was done under mediocre seeing conditions (to say the
least) For this image I used 252 single frames from a video-tape
shot with our Hi8 Camcorder through my 5.1" Newton telescope.
I used Astrostack
to align and register the images. The image at right shows the
quality of a single frame used for result above.
All images © Philipp