January 19, 2007

Uploaded 3/20/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

1290 x 960

 This low lighting angle perspective shows a high level of terracing on the inner walls of Aristarchus, and the 3000 foot deep sinuous rille Vallis Schroter just to its right emerging from Herodotus. Prinz is the half buried ring to the lower left of Aristarchus.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 20 alignment in Registax, Wavelets in Registax, Levels Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 2x Barlow Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS Filter: Hoya R72 Exposure: 1/30 sec 15fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing fair, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin