Crater Piccolomini – April 2, 2017

The crater Piccolomini photographed on April 2, 2017 – The crater is named after 16th century Italian Archbishop and astronomer Alessandro Piccolomini. It is 88 kilometers in diameter and 4,500 meters deep. The main peak rises to a height of 2.0 kilometers above the surrounding floor.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9 and AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 10k frames, stacked the best 500. Photographed on April 2, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

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