Schiller Region

Uploaded 12/4/08

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One of the most unusual impact features on the moon is the large 110 mile long crater Schiller. Only 43 miles wide, this feature is the result of a low angle meteor impact. Mostly flat on its floor, the north west end (right here) contains a linear mountain range. Just up toward the limb, the three nearly identical craters on the edge of the shadow are Kircher, bettinus and Zucchius. The thick white ray seen on the left edge is a splash from Tycho just out of the field to the bottom left.

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 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing good, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F January19, 2008 Processing: Registax, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin