Northern Region around Vallis Alpes

November 17, 2007

Uploaded 1/6/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

1290 x 960 size

 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.

Processing: 250/1000 best frames, MAP 50 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 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