Waid Observatory

Moon Crater Tycho

Crater: TYCHO

Tycho is an impact crater formed approximately 100 million years ago.  It is the most recent large impact crater on the Moon's near side.  Tycho is circular in form with a diameter of 52 miles and has very high and steep walls rising approximately 14.500 feet (4800 meters).  It has a relative flat floor with a central mountain peak rising to a height of approximately 4,800 feet (1600 meters).  It can be best observed just after First or Last Quarter with the aid of even small telescopes.

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