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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wonderful Aristarchus crater on the Moon through a telescope.

2502 video frames, 90% best quality in Registax.
2669 video frames, 75% best quality in Registax.

This area on the Moon, consists almost entirely of a lava basin, and here we see Oceanus Procellarum, where in center of the images, Aristarchus and Herodotus craters are located.

The images, which consist each of several thousand frames of a video were edited for contrast, brightness, to achieve greater clarity of albedo that permeates the area.

Aristarchus crater (40 km), is beautiful,
particularly because of its brightness that reflect from the sun, and from which starts rays of a high albedo in all directions.

Besides this, there is a similar sized crater named Herodotus. This, compared with Aristarchus seems insignificant, but not when viewed in other lighting conditions, when the sun shines at a low angle.

Age of the Moon: 15 days
Distance: 390.666 km
Phase: 95% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 02/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer

1246 video frames, 90% best quality in Registax. Date: September 3, 2012

September 3, 2012 image.


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