Contains:  Solar system body or event
Mare Vaporum, 


            David Haviland

Mare Vaporum

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CGE 11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: QHY5III178M

Mounts: Celestron CGE11

Software: FireCapture 2.6, Autostakkert 6, PSCC .

Filters: IR cut Astromania

Date: Nov. 6, 2020

Time: 05:20

Frames: 4000

FPS: 85.00000

Focal length: 2800

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9

Resolution: 1086x890

Locations: David Haviland, Pearland, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard


Taken the morning of Nov 6th, 2020, using the CGE11 the QHY5III178M camera at focus (no barlow). Mare Vaporum area, pretty much in the central region of the moon. The Apennine mountain range is to the west bordering Mare Imbrium (North is up). I have to be honest - I had a hard time finding information about this area as my lunar map, lunar Atlas, and "usual" net sources didn't have a lot of detail. I ended up finding the info I wanted from the chamaeleon-observatory. With the seeing as it was, I was particularly attracted to the detail in the sloping hills toward the east. To this point I had never noted Rima Conon before 4000 frames taken, best 20% processed and sharpened in Autostakkert 3 and tweaked in PSCC.



Mare Vaporum, 


            David Haviland