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SPOTTING THE LANDING SITE OF CHANDRAYAAN 2

21 Aug 2019, 08:19 UTC
SPOTTING THE LANDING SITE OF CHANDRAYAAN 2
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SPOTTING THE LANDING SITE OF CHANDRAYAAN 2As the landing date for the Chandrayaan 2 approaches which is on 7th September it is curious on where it is going to land. Amateur Astronomers who keep observing the celestial objects are more curious and would love to know the position of landing so that they can spot the landing area on the moon with their telescopes. Most of the craters are visible with small telescopes and there are lot of maps that are available online to spot the craters. About the craters Manzinus C and Simpelius NISRO sources say that the landing site will be between craters Manzinus C and Simpelius N on the high lands between them. As amateurs will know the letters next to the crater names says that these are smaller craters around the big crater. Here Manzinus is a big crater with a diameter close to 100 km diameter and smaller craters near its vicinity are given capital letters for example Manzinus crater has Manzinus C, Manzinus D, Manzinus G, Manzinus E etc,. This is same with all craters, so Simpelius N is a small crater close to Simpelius crater which is close to 70km in diameter. Locating ...

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