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Copper Knickers on Day 9

Copernicus is one of the most identifiable features on the moon. I took this on Day9-10. Named for the great Polish Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who proposed the Heliocentric model of the solar system, it is 93km diameter and sits rather appropriately in the central region of the moon.

Accompanying features are Gay-Lussac (Dia = 26km) named after the 18/19th century French chemist who discovered the composition of water, the element boron, a couple of fundamental gas laws, and the method of determining alcohol content in beverages still used today.

The Montes Carpatus named for the Carpathian mountain range running in a crescent though Transylvania - Dracula would be pleased.

Crater Fauth (Dia = 12km) named for PJH Fauth (1867-1941) German Selenographer whose drawings of the lunar surface are considered the best of their kind.

Mare Insularum (Sea of Islands) and Sinus Aestuum (Seething Bay) make up the western and eastern flanks respectively.


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Great pic and a really interesting write-up
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Nice knickers and an entertaining write up.
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Nice picture, like the interesting info.
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