Clavius / Moretus

November 19, 2007

Uploaded 1/22/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

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 Two of the largest and most often viewed crater basins on the lunar southern highlands were in splendid lighting under exceptional seeing conditions on this evening. So rare was ths seeing in Payson this night, I took as many shots as possible, until the good fortune faded in about an hour. Please also see the prime focus "wide angle" shot I took just before this one here.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 50 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 1.8x Barlow Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS Filter: Hoya R72 Exposure: 1/60 sec 15fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing good, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin