Mare Imbrium

December 19, 2007

Uploaded 2/3/08

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 This two image composite at prime focus shows the huge Imbrium impact basin occupying nearly the entire frame. On the top is the more recent crater Copernicus, and at the bottom is Plato. Sunrise on the Jura Mountains can be seen on the lower right edge as a crescent shaped basin.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 40 alignment in Registax, Wavelets in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 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