Another session with good to excellent seeing conditions, and a lot of fog. This time I had enough time to test also the Green and Red filters resolution on images, but also to visit some of my favorite lunar formations.
All images shot with a 355mm homemade Newtonian and ASI 174MM.
First result: Plato and Vallis Alpes. How many small craters can you spot on Plato’s floor?
Plato with a slightly higher amplification from a different sequence, showing more craterlets:
One more processing, very aggressive, showing more craterlets:
And a processing focused solely on revealing all craterlets on the floor of Plato. About 150 were identified:
Rima Hadley and Archimedes:
Arzachel, Alphonsus and Ptolemaeus:
The South Pole area, with Clavius and Moretus dominating the view:
Hyginus area, close to the terminator:
A close-up of crater Moretus:
Clavius in RGB:
And a comparison between different wavelengths on Clavius. Processing was similar, as was the seeing (estimated at 8/10). Filters used: RGB CCD from Baader.
And the RGB images of Clavius together:
Clavius in Green (reprocess):