Contains:  Solar system body or event
Sinus Iridum, 



    
        

            Frederick Steiling
Sinus Iridum, 



    
        

            Frederick Steiling
Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron C14
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM
Mounts
Celestron CGE Pro
Filters
ZWO B 1.25" · ZWO G 1.25" · ZWO R 1.25" · ZWO L 1.25"
Accessories
Tele Vue Powermate 2x
Software
FireCapture 2.5 · PixInsight 1.8 · Autostakkert! 3

Acquisition details

Date: Feb. 27, 2018

Focal length: 3910

Resolution: 1534x1151

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Sinus Iridum, a bay extending off the much larger Mare Imbrium to the southeast, is a huge 242 x 157 mile (400 x 260 km) impact crater that has been filled by subsequent lava flow, generating the resulting expansive flatland at the northeast portion of our side of the moon. Cradling it in crescent arms is the mountain range Montes Jura, boasting peaks that extend over 20,000ft (6100m) in elevation with mountainous bookends of the Promontorium Heraclides (south) and Promontorium Laplace (east) on each side. One can imagine the view from this lunar bay is nothing short of breathtaking!

I'm a little tardy posting this image that I acquired on Feb 27, 2018. This is early in my tweaking of our club's C14, and I have more recent planetary data on the way from it soon!

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Sinus Iridum, 



    
        

            Frederick Steiling