|Plato and Vallis Alpes
|Christmas night 2009, 9 day moon
On Christmas night the sky became hazy by about 10 PM but as the haze appeared the seeing was briefly superb.
TEC 250 f/20, DMK mono camera
Processed with AVI stack, Registax for Wavelet filtering and Photoshop
Fortunately my son, Michael was here for Christmas to assist with the imaging and processing
|Detail of Mons Pico region (at 7 o'clock from Plato)
Craters down to about 1000 meters diameter are visible(Dawes limit for 250mm aperture is 880 m for the moon that night) .
The LOPAM image confirms there are craters here, not just noise
(Note the projection and orientation of the LOPAM image is very different)