November 17, 2007

Uploaded 1/13/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

1290 x 960 size

 The Southern Highlands is the most battered section of the moon on the near side. Clavius is on the terminator near the top of this image, Tyco is the well defined crater near the bottom of the frame, while in the center is Maginus. Heraclitus is the very unusual quadruple crater to the upper left corner.

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 1.8x 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 Average, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin