South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 prime
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 Average, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 35F
Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin
Where two major seas meet, Mare Serenitatis
and Mare Imbrium - We find two huge mountain chains, amongst
the most spectacular on the lunar surface. The large chain of
mountains just above center here is Montes Apennius, and the
lower section to the lower left is Montes Caucasus, with Montes
Alpes at the bottom of the frame. Just below center is the huge
walled plain Archimedes, some 50 miles across, and over a mile
The two giant craters
in the lower left of the frame are Aristoteles on the bottom,
a magnificent terraced crater, and above it Euduxus with somewhat
best frames, MAP 45 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert
Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking
In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.