High Resolution Lunar Images – September 22, 2019

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Finally, after a very looooong period with no good lunar imaging sessions, I had the luck of some very good seeing conditions and managed to get 300Gb of data. Lots of interesting lunar features, for some of them the following are my best shots yet. Also, pretty cold for this time of the year, with only 1 degree Celsius at the time of my departure from the observing location.

Equipment: 355mm (1600mm focal length) Newtonian telescope, 2.7x and 2.5x Barlow lenses (effective focal length of 11 meters!), ASI 174MM mono camera, Baader CCD Red filter. Images are stacks of 900-1000 out of 10000-15000 individual frames. The seeing varied from 6/10 to moments of 8/10.

Better processing of some of the images is planed for a future re-do session, but for now, here they are:

Copernicus

CopernicusSept222019.jpg

Bullialdus

BullialdusSept222019.jpg

Pitatus

DoubleRingedSeptember222019.jpg

Fra Mauro

FraMauroSeptember222019.jpg

Gassendi

GassendiSeptember222019.jpg

Plato

PlatoSeptember222019.jpg

Pythagoras

PythagorasSeptember222019.jpg

Sinus Iridum

SinusIridumSeptember222019.jpg

Vallis Schroteri

VallisSchroteriSeptember222019.jpg

Rupes Recta

RupesRectaSeptember222019A.jpg

Rupes Recta shadow details:

RupesRectaSeptember222019b.jpg

The South Pole:

SouthPoleSept222019.jpg

south pole detail.jpg

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