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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Piccolomini lunar crater reprocessed

22 frames, 95% best quality in Registax.

I have presented these images in another article but not processed in Registax. Those were only video capture.
The area discussed here, is the south-east of the Moon
  The crater at the top of the image, is called Piccolomini (88 km) and from the western edge it starts a long "border" called Rupes Altai.

  Piccolomini's central peak is visible here and we can figure out how deep is this circular crater with terraced inner edges.
The advantage to this phase of the Moon, is that you can easily see the elevations by shadows projected onto the lunar terrain.
  Southwest of Piccolomini, two craters are filled by dark completely, one smaller and one larger Rothmann (42 km) and Lindenau (53 km). These two are framed by another crater, in my opinion, but it has no name. In these conditions with the Sun at a low angle, it is clear that this is an eroded and older crater than the others.

Age of the Moon: 27.32 days
Distance: 381.700 km
Phase: 88.8% (0% = New, 100% = full)

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, Plossl 20 mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 26/09/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer


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