South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS
Filter: Hoya R72
Exposure: 1/108 sec 15fps
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing Poor to Average, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 35F
Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin
At six days past new, the north western
portion of the moon is dominated by the pair Atlas and Hercules
just below left of center. Hercules contains a very deep cone
shaped crater inside, with a flat bottom. Atlas is known for
its dark volcanic out gassing spots inside its 53 mile width.
Above center is the shallow highly fractured crater Posidonius.
It is nearly 60 miles in diameter. The small mare just below
its north edge is Lacus Somniorum. The two dark terraced craters
on the lower right emerging from the darkness are Aristoteles
on the bottom, and Eudoxus on top, sizes 53 and 43 miles in diameter
best frames, MAP 55 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert
Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking
In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plug in.