Also known as: Tycho Crater
Equipment: 235/1280 Dobson – OptiScope
Magnification and filter(s): 50x – 200x
Location: Zákány, Hungary N46°14′ 59,2″ E16°57′ 15,3″
Observer: Bognár Tamás
Media: Media: white paper (Fabrinio per Artisti) , H, HB, 2B pencil, charcoal, white gel pen, blending stump
Tycho Crater, about 85 kilometers across, is clearly visible on our Moon’s surface. The freshness of the crater and the rays of material radiating from it suggest that this is a young crater; there has been little time to erode it. Tycho Crater appears close to the southern polar region of the Moon. The circular crater is surrounded by a bright ejecta blanket. Rays of ejecta extend across the lunar surface. Courtesy of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.