Region around Vallis Alpes
South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5
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
Centered in this image is a large and extended
mountain range known as Montes Alpes. This 150 mile long chain
has peaks to 7300 feet, and includes a very unusual feature known
as Vallis Alpes. The giant gash like feature is over 80 miles
long but only 7 miles wide.
best frames, MAP 50 alignment in Registax, Regulated Van Cittert
Deconvolution in PixInsight Pro, Levels and Contrast Masking
In Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin.