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Archimedes, Aristilius & Autolycus


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About this observation
David Scanlan
Time of observation
05/01/2017 - 18:08
Archimedes, Artistilius & Autolycus
Observing location
Romsey, Hampshire, UK.
Canon EOS 450D
Meade 8" LX90 GPS
5000 Images. Stacked and Wavelet Tweaked in Registax 6
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This images was constructed using a Canon EOS 450D running Backyard EOS software. A total of 5000 Frames were captured and then processed, aligned and stacked in Registax. The first element in this image that drew my attention was the brightness of Mons Piton and its long drawn out shadow. Archimedes, Aristilius and Autolycus demonstrated crater floors that were deeply in shadow. Aristilius was particularly stunning as the image showed complex slopes and the intricate detail of these are testament to the immense force that created this crater.


Cassini was also well presented with its central craters clearly visible. Its slopes and outer walls are a joy, as always, to observe but are much less violent than those compared to Aristilius. Wrinkles ridges to the north of Aristilius were also observed. On the terminator can be seen the sunrise on the Mons Spitzbergen and in the top left of the image sunrise on Mons Pico has also been captured

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