South is up in this image, more info below.
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
On a night with better seeing, a series
of images with the 1.8x barlow yielded some fine details along
the terminator. This scene was truly inspiring to me, a huge
circular chain of mountains surrounding Sinus Iridum - the Jura
Mountains (Montes Jura) with 18,000 foot cliffs jutting into
the sunrise. The large sea to the upper left of this image is
the huge Mare Imbrium, with two isolated craters Le Verrier and
Helicon in the frozen lava sea. The elongated sea to the lower
left is Mare Frigoris, and the isolated chain of mountains just
to the left of Sinus Iridum is Montes Recti, a 55 mile long chain
protruding 5500 feet above the floor of Imbrium.
best frames, MAP 50 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert
Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking
In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.