South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 prime focus
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS
Filter: Hoya R72
Exposure: 1/100 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
This composition was chosen such that the
brilliant Copernicus crater lies near the center bottom of the
frame, with the stunning pair Reinhold and Reinhold B just to
the right of center, and to this pairs upper right is Lansberg,
with a very prominent rounded central peak. The lunar terminator
is to the right, and casts strong shadows across this region.
Of special interest in this image is the collection of lunar
domes appearing as low mounds in Mare Insularum, about half way
to the terminator from Copernicus on the right side. A close
up in high resolution with the 1.8x barlow can be seen here taken on the same night.
best frames, MAP 35 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert
Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking
In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.