High Resolution lunar images – October 20, 2019

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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 and Vallis Alpes.jpg

Plato with a slightly higher amplification from a different sequence, showing more craterlets:

Plato largeOct202019.jpg

One more processing, very aggressive, showing more craterlets:

ManyPlatoCraterletsOct202019.jpg

And a processing focused solely on revealing all craterlets on the floor of Plato. About 150 were identified:

150cratersInPlato.jpg

Deslandres:

Deslandres.jpg

Archimedes:

Archimedes.jpg

Rima Hadley and Archimedes:

Rima Hdley ArchimedesOct202019.jpg

 

Arzachel:

Arzachel.jpg

Arzachel, Alphonsus and Ptolemaeus:

TRIO 1.jpg

The South Pole area, with Clavius and Moretus dominating the view:

SouthPoleOct202019.jpg

Hyginus area, close to the terminator:

HyginusOct202019.jpg

HyginusOct202019domes.jpg

A close-up of crater Moretus:

MoretusOct202019small.jpg

Clavius in RGB:

Clavius RGBOct202019.jpg

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.

bgr Clavius Oct 20 2019.jpg

And the RGB images of Clavius together:

ClaviusFilters.jpg

Clavius in Green (reprocess):

ClaviusOct202019Green.jpg

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