High Resolution lunar images – December 28, 2015
I’ve finished processing all of the 100 Gb of data acquired on the night of December 28th. The equipment used for the following images: 355mm F/5 Newtonian working at F/30, Baader 2.25x Barlow with extension, ASI 120MM-S camera with a Baader Red filter. The seeing varied quite a bit, from 6-7/10 to 8/10 with some superb moments. The fog was also present, but usually this means, at least for my location, that good seeing is present.
First image, and perhaps the best result of the session, shows crater Cleomedes and its many rilles on the floor.
Secondly, and presented also in the previous post, the double crater Messier, with very good resolution all around the field:
Now, an interesting region, with craters Atlas, Hercules and Endymion, and also a very nice little double-crater (concentric craters). Can you spot it?
Proclus, a rather “fresh” crater, near the “mouth” of Mare Crisium. Note the rille system on the floor of Mare Crisium.
Petavius, the “citadel”. A superb crater with large central mountains and a complex rim. Note the many rilles on its floor. The processing employed for this image was a bit aggressive in order to reveal the smallest details.
And a “wider view” showing Langrenus, Vendelius and Petavius: