Lunar Images I

This page will chronicle my sometimes imaging of the Moon. This time on June 25, 2010 (UT)

Vallis Schroter with craters Aristarchus, Herodotus, Schiaparelli,

Seleucus

Date: 2010-06-25 03:33:10

Lunation: 12.68 days

Illumination: 98.1%

Remarkable rille. Directs to the North then turn to the West. Width varying 6 to 10 km. decreasing to 500 m to its West extremity. Begins to 25 km to the North of Herodotus by a lengthened craterlet called 'the Head of Cobra'. Floor covered by a 200 m wide rille.

10-in LX-200 (SCT), 2500 mm, Orion StarShoot Solar System camera

199 frames processed with AVIStack, post-processing Registax 5

Mare Crisium with crater Proclus and Palus Somni

Date: 2010-06-25 03:52:10

Lunation: 12.68 days

Illumination: 98.1%

Palus Somni (Marsh of Dreams) is the fan shaped area of distinct color just left of the very bright crater Proclus. It has become one of my favorite sights, visible at all lunations, especially Full.

10-in LX-200 (SCT), 2500 mm, Orion StarShoot Solar System camera

197 frames processed with AVIStack, post-processing Registax 5

Sinus Iridum, Sinus Roris, Plato, Babbage, J. Herschel, Pythagoras and more

Date: 2010-06-25 03:42:10

Lunation: 12.68 days

Illumination: 98.1%

Very large crater shaped formation of 237 000 km2. Steep slopes constituted by North slopes of Montes Jura. Flat floor filled with lava and situated 600 m lower than Mare Imbrium.

10-in LX-200 (SCT), 2500 mm, Orion StarShoot Solar System camera

195 frames processed with AVIStack, post-processing Registax 5

Schickard

Immense isolated circular formation with dark color. Pretty steep slopes riddled of craters supporting Lehmann to the North Schickard E to the South Wargentin A to the South-West and Drebbel to the North-East.

Date: 2010-06-25 03:46:10

Lunation: 12.68 days

Illumination: 98.1%

10-in LX-200 (SCT), 2500 mm, Orion StarShoot Solar System camera

210 frames processed with AVIStack, post-processing Registax 5

Plato

Circular formation crushing the chain of Alps. Transient lunar phenomena (clouds in 1871).

Pretty steep slopes supporting Platon G to the East.

Few high walls with 2000 m summits and a colapsed part to the West.

Immense flat floor filled with somber lava. Clear spots and craterlets.

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:08:26 PM

Lunation: 8.96 days

Illumination: 73.4%

Altitude: 25 deg

16-in Jones-Bird, 2.5X Powermate (5000 mm), Canon T2i DSLR

eos-movrec capture software, 29 frames processed with Registax 5, post-processing MaximDL

Gassendi

Circular formation situated on the North bank of Mare Humorum.

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 9:08:26 PM

Lunation:12 days

Illumination: 94.1%

Altitude: 28 deg

16-in Jones-Bird, 2.5X Powermate (5000 mm), Canon T2i DSLR

eos-movrec capture software, frames processed with AVIStack, post-processing Registax Rimae Mersenius toward the bottom of this image (East) is about 1 mile wide (~ 1 arcsec)

Clavius

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 10:30:26 PM

Lunation:13 days

Illumination: 98 %

Altitude: 32 deg

16-in Jones-Bird, 2.5X Powermate (5000 mm), Canon T2i DSLR

eos-movrec capture software, frames processed with Registax

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