High Resolution lunar images – December 28, 2015

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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:


3 Replies to “High Resolution lunar images – December 28, 2015”

  1. Dear Maximus,
    there’s more than a lot thanks, i’ll be given up to you and youre great shots of moon surface and some craters.
    At my own, i’m be observing the moon and looks out for special pictures.
    Those unbelievable Pictures, that i’ve got from your sensational Offeration of shots from the moon, is some the Best i’ve ever got!
    Thank you so much!!!
    By the way … i’m German and also my english words maybe not so pretty good, as i wood wish there. – But … I swear … along the years i’ve been saved a couple of Moon-Pics and Videos, they’ve been lost along the time on word-wide-web.
    So it can be possible, that i’ve got some rare Publics in my Archive.
    For the first time of communication, i’ll be stop here know.
    If there is any questions or interesst things … Hey … i’ll be there!
    Best reguards

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