IWLOP #098 - Blancanus & Scheiner

Two notable craters located near crater Clavius.

Location: 63.6 S 21.5 W    Origin: Impact     Size: 105 km (Blancanus), 110 km (Scheiner)     Rukl: 72     Type: Simple Craters (CS)

Objects: Blancanus, Scheiner, Wilson, Kircher
Others Identified: Naproth, Cassatus

Observation 1:
Location: Home
Date: 2021-03-23
Time: 10:47 PM ADT
Equipment: 10” Meade SCT, 4.7 mm eyepiece
Magnification: x530
Seeing: Excellent (5)
Transparency: Excellent (5)

R1: Located SW of Clavius, Blancanus has deep terraced walls and some details on its floor. It has 2 peaks and 4 mini-craters on the SE floor. Shadows on Blancanus' floor shows jaggedness of the rim. Scheiner has 3 or 4 craters on its floor. The steep NE wall created tall shadows on its floor.

C1: Naproth and Casssatus were seen but Wilson and Kircher were on the terminator and couldn't be observed.


Observation 2:
Location: Home
Date: 2021-05-23
Other details not recorded

C1: Located Wilson and Kircher NE of Bailly, west of Klaproth/Cassatus. The adjoining wall appears rugged, not clearly defined. Perhaps the impact of one affected the adjoining area (?).

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