South is up in this image, more info below.
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
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.
best frames, MAP 30 alignment in Registax, Wavelets in Registax,
Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.