Uploaded 12/14/08

South is up in this image, more info below.


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Moretus is named after a 17th century mathematician born in Belgium, and is the central large crater in the center of this frame, with the stunning central peak. Moretus is 70 miles in diameter, and over 15,000 feet deep. The central mountain is nearly 9000 feet tall.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 30 alignment in Registax, Wavelets in Registax, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 2x Barlow Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS Filter: Hoya R72 Exposure: 1/60 sec 15fps 2x Barlow Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing good, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin