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Zakalwe

Cassini, Eudoxus and Aristoteles

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This image was captured as these craters lay along the terminator. I always think that the transition from light to dark makes the desolate Lunar terrain seem even more foreboding.

The Vallis Alpes can be seen in the top left of the image, with the central rille just visible.
Cassini is lower left. Eudoxus is mid-frame with the steeply-terraced  Aristoteles to the north.
In the dark of the Lunar twilight the Lacus Mortis (the Sea of Death) can be seen on the right with the walls of crater Bürg catching the last of the sunlight before slipping into the long Lunar night. The valley walls of Rimae Bürg can also been seen catching the last of the twilight sun.

Image details:
Celestron C11 on EQ6
Point Grey Chameleon camera with red longpass filter
The best 350 frames of 620 were stacked in Autostakkert. Wavelet sharpening in Registax 6. Final processing in Photoshop.

Thanks for looking.

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Love the image and the excellent prose.   Nicely processed as well.   The exaggerated relief by deep shadow along the terminator gives it a somewhat nightmarish quality - but contrasts with the smoother tones to the bottom left.

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Fantastic image! Do you know of any uk traders who might stock the PGR Chameleon colour camera?

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Fantastic image! Do you know of any uk traders who might stock the PGR Chameleon colour camera?

Catman - Clearview Imaging are the UK distributors, though you can also order direct from Pt Greys website www.ptgrey.com - they aren't cheap though!

Riklaunim (Piotr) has done a lot of testing of industrial cameras for solar and planetary imaging and has a great website/resouce at http://www.rkblog.rk.edu.pl/astro/kamery-ccd/ - highly recommended for a visit!

Jake

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Thanks for the kind comments!

I really like the Chameleon. I got it to do Solar work but it works nicely for Lunar too. The FPS is a little on the slow side, but it produces very nice results.

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