South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 1.5x Barlow
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
With the moon 6 days past new, the shadows
fall steeply over a spectacular triplet of craters on the upper
right. These are from the bottom up Theophilus, Cyrillus, and
Catharina which is the oldest and most degraded in appearance.
Exactly in the center is an open ended small circular mare region
(sea) called Sinus Asperitatis, a highly disturbed area with
chains of secondary craters from the impact of Theophilus.
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.