Moon - Plato, Alpine Valley, Cassini

Object data: Lunar surface showing Plato to Cassini, centered on Alpine valley.

Date: 16/09/03
Location: Wiltshire England
Conditions: Calm, transparency=9, seeing=7
Optics: RCOS Ritchey-Chretien 12.5" f/9 at prime focus
Mount: AP 900 GTO on Portable Pier
Camera: Philips ToUcam Pro Webcam
Guiding: N/A
Exposure: 650 frames at 1/33 sec

Processing: Image acquisition with K3CCD, AVI sequence editing and frame export with AVIedit, frame registration and stacking with RegiStar, extraction of luminance layer with Photoshop, conversion to 16 bit with MaximDL, deconvolution with AIP (van Cittert), conversion to 8 bit and final curves adjustment with Photoshop.

Notes: Final image composed of 42 sharpest frames from the original 650





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