First to draw attention was Stadius, a somewhat sunken crater to the
south of the Appenines. Sunrise having just barely completed, the light
was perfect to show detail, and there was a boatload of it. The floor is
marked by myriad tiny craters, fractures and tiny ranges of hills, all
of which were showing well in everything from 130-155mm AP refractors to
my C8 (with honorable mention to a nice Tak 102).
W, U, J, T, F, S, E, R, P Copernicus
(Randy Muller <71172.1234 _at_ compuserve.com>)
About midway between Copernicus and Eratosthenes there is a very odd
line of tiny craters forming a gentle curve vaguely parallel to the
walls of Copernicus. This line starts at Stadius and heads NW.
Unlike the chart in Rukl, the surrounding terrain appears very flat
and featureless, thus causing the crater chain to stand out.