December 22, 2007

Uploaded 2/21/08

South is up in this image, more info below.

Prime Focus View

1290 x 960

1.8x Barlow View

1290 x 960

 This south western part of the moon has some very large and unusual features worth mentioning. On the right frame close up, we can see the very strangely shaped crater Schiller on the center left edge as a long groove shaped feature. Bottom right is Schickard, which contains two tones of lava fill. And just above is the largest filled in crater of its type, Wargentin. This is a crater that is filled to the brim with lava and appears as a low plateau in this near terminator view.

Processing: 300/1000 best frames, MAP 45 alignment in Registax, Wavelets 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: 1/60-1/100 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