|Photographs were taken with a 3com WebConnect webcam (at medium resolution) at the prime focus of my f/15 7" LX-50 Meade Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. All photos are at f/15 unless otherwise stated. All of these images were stacked using Registax 2.0. Wavelets were used to increase the sharpness. The files so created were then further processed with Corel Photopaint 9 using the unsharp mask, tone curve, hue, Gaussian blur and contrast. All of these are eyeballed for best iamge.|
12/7/2003 12:06 am PST Stacked 171 frames
The largest Dark Crater at the bottom is Crater Bailly and is 330km across. Several other craters are seen inside. The three equally-sized craters circling Bailly and starting just north of Bailly are craters Zucchius (64km), Bettinus (71km), and Kircher (73km). Notice that craters Zucchius and Bettinus each have a little peak at their centers. The elongated crater at the northwest part of the photograph is Crater Schiller (179km by 71km across).
|Conditions were hazy all evening. North is up.|