Southern Montage

November 17, 2007

Uploaded 1/13/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

1024 x 1300 size

 The Southern Highlands is the most battered section of the moon on the near side. Clavius is on the terminator near the center of this image, Tyco is the well defined crater near the bottom of the frame, while in the center is Maginus. Near the top is Moretus with a well defined central peak in the sunlight. Heraclitus is the very unusual quadruple crater to the far left edge.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 40 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.

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 Average, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin