Sea of Tranquillity and Seas of the NE Quadrant


Peter R Longden

Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire

Telescope: Altair Wave Series 115 F7 ED Triplet APO
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 (on pier)
Camera: Orion StarShoot 5MP solar system camera with Revelation Astro moon filter
Exposures: 39 x 10ms
Software: EZPlanCap capture software
Image Processing: PIPP, RegiStax, Nebulosity v4.1, Photoshop CC

The image was created from a small avi stack of 39 frames processed through PIPP, Registax and Photoshop CC. This image features Mare Tranquillitatis, centre right, which was the site of the Apollo 11 landing in July 1969. Mare Serenitatis is above it top right, Mare Foecunditatis is at the bottom, near the large white crater Langrenus. Mare Nectaris is to the lower left and Mare Crisium bottom right.