High Resolution lunar images – September 2015

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During four mornings at the beginning of September 2015 I had the very rare pleasure of excellent seeing conditions while imaging the Moon.

For now, in this post, I will only show four mosaics, made on the mornings of September 4 and 5. The instrument was the 14″ (355mm diameter) F/5 homemade Newtonian, a Baader 2.25x Barlow lens, a red filter, and the ASI120MM-S camera. Seeing conditions varied from 7/10 to 8-9/10. Fantastic views were visible both at the eyepiece (at 370x) and on the laptop screen The resolution on the images is around 600 meters(!!!) but some 300-400 meter Rimae are visible also.

For now, I will present only the first processing versions, with the more in-depth ones on a much later date (I still have to figure out a few processing tricks, since I never had lunar images as good as these in terms of resolution).

So, the images:

Clavius area:


Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel:


Ina volcano and Hadley Rille:

Ina_Hadley_Maximilian_Teodorescu Vallis Alpes, Eudoxus, Aristoteles and Cassini:

Large mosaic Maximilian Cassini Eudoxus Alpes Aristoteles

More images and larger versions will be posted here soon. I hope…

7 Replies to “High Resolution lunar images – September 2015”

  1. Excelent !
    Pe google nu pot gasi fotografii mai detaliate ale suprafetei lunii. Am cautat asa de amorul artei, ca sa ma exprim asa… 🙂
    Sunt tare curios cum vor fi urmatoarele.

    1. Multumesc! In curand postez si versiunile procesate mai atent, usor marite dar si cu detalii mai usor vizibile. Sper sa iti placa si acele versiuni! Stay tuned!

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