Archimedes & the Apenninus Mountains

November 17, 2007

Uploaded 1/17/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

1290 x 960 size

 Here at the base of the Apenninus, the southern end of Mare Imbrium reveals half lava buried craters, isolated mountain ranges, and several large lava filled impact features. I've tried here to reveal both an aesthetic composition of structures, and important features all in one view.

Processing: 250/1000 best frames, MAP 50 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plug in.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 1.8x Barlow Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS Filter: Hoya R72 Exposure: 1/108 sec 15fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing Average, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 31F Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin