Tag Archives: crater

Copernicus Crater – July 4, 2017

Copernicus Crater – diameter is 96 km, named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ASI290MC, best 2.5k of 5k frames, AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), FireCapture v2.5.10 x64 and Registax v6. Photographed on July 4, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

If you would like to know my camera setting on the ASI, I would be happy to share them

…Tom

Tycho Crater – July 4, 2017

Tycho Crater – diameter is 86 km and it is about 4.8 km in depth, located in the southern region of the moon. Starting to get more details in the finished photos, this one is starting to show details on the mountains inside the main crater.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ASI290MC, best 2.5k of 5k frames, AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), FireCapture v2.5.10 x64 and Registax v6. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9 and AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21. Photographed on July 4, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

 

FireCapture v2.5  Settings: Camera=ZWO ASI290MC

Filter=L, Profile=Moon, Filename=Moon_210606.avi, Date=040717, Start=210544.961, Mid=210606.458, End=210627.955, Start(UT)=010544.961, Mid(UT)=010606.458, End(UT)=010627.955

Duration=42.994s, LT=UT -5h, Frames captured=5000, File type=AVI, Extended AVI mode=true, Compressed AVI=false, Binning=no, ROI=1024×768, ROI(Offset)=0x0, FPS (avg.)=116, Shutter=1.000ms, Gain=227 (37%), USBTraffic=100, AutoHisto=75 (off), WRed=52, SoftwareGain=10 (off), Brightness=1, Gamma=37, AutoExposure=off, HighSpeed=off, WBlue=95, Histogramm(min)=9, Histogramm(max)=228, Histogramm=89%, Noise(avg.deviation)=n/a, Limit=5000 Frames, Sensor temperature=30.2 °C.

North Pole Region of the Moon – June 1, 2017

Here is a composite view of the north section of the moon taken on the evening of June 1, 2017. The two dominant craters (just below center) are Aristoteles (the larger crater) with Eudoxus just below it. Off to the left you can see the Vallis Alpes (it looks like a long valley).

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Meade 12” LX90 telescope, best 1250 frames out of 5,000 frames captured. Software included AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), Backyard EOS v3 and Registax v6. Location: Weatherly, PA. Date: June 1, 2017.

…Tom

Crater Arzachel

Here is a view of the crater Arzachel on Earth’s moon. This crater is about 56 miles wide and 2.2 miles deep. I love the terraced crater rim that shows up very well when the moon is near the first quarter phase.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Meade 12” LX90 telescope, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ZWO ASI290MC camera, best 50% of 1500 frames. Software: AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64) and  Registax v6. Location: Weatherly, PA. Date: June 2, 2017.

…Tom

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 2.3.0.21. 10k frames, stacked the best 500. Photographed on April 2, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.


Online Information:
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccolomini_(crater))

…Tom

%d bloggers like this: