IWLOP #105 - Montes Carpatus

Picturesque mountain range located just north of crater Copernicus at the edge of Mare Imbrium.

Location: 15.0 N 25 W    Origin: Impact     Length: 500 km   Rukl: 20, 31    Type: Mount

Objects: Montes Carpatus, Copernicus, Rima Guy-Lussac
Others Identified: Draper, T. Mayer, T. Mayer A & B

Location: Home
Date: 2021-06-20
Time: 10:57 PM ADT
Equipment: 10" Meade SCT, 4.7 mm eyepiece
Magnification: x530
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Transparency: Excellent (5)


R1: Montes Carpatus extends east from Gay-Lussac to T. Mayer in the west. It appears to have been impacted numerous times or was created when Mare Imbrium was first impacted. Irregular peaks and valleys along its length.

C1: The herringbone pattern of secondary craters begin above Copernicus and continue to the east half way along the range on what appears to be both sides.
C2: The Rima Gay Lussac was not seen during this session.


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