Plato and Vallis Alpes


David Ettie

Washington Tyne and Wear

Celestron 9.25″ SCT mounted on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount. Camera Neximage 10 captured 2000 frames (2 minutes of video ) which were then processed through Autostakkert 3 and Photoshop using the sharpening features of the “Nik Collection” plug in rather than my usual Registax Wavelet sharpening.

Northern part of the Lunar disc, just past first quarter, featuring the crater Plato and the Alpine Valley, notice the rill running away from the crater made possible by perfect illumination of this area in the 2 hours or so of clear sky we were granted!