Contains:  Solar system body or event
Moon - The South Pole Region, 


            Axel Kutter

Moon - The South Pole Region

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Software: Emil Kraaikamp Autostakkert! 3.1.4  ·  Adobe Lighroom 6  ·  Microsoft ICE Image Compositing Editor  ·  Torsten Edelmann FireCapture V. 2.6

Filters: Baader Red 610nm Long-Pass 1,25"

Accessory: Celestron StarSense  ·  ZWO EFW 5x 1.25"  ·  Celestron SkySync GPS  ·  Celestron Motorized focuser for SCT

Date: Feb. 21, 2021

Time: 22:39

Frames: 214

FPS: 55.00000

Focal length: 2032

Seeing: 3

Resolution: 2960x1036

Locations: Astrogarden, Stommeln, Germany

Data source: Backyard


This is a mosaic made of two images of the south pole region of the 71% illuminated Moon.

Clavius (225km in diameter) at the edge of the terminator is of course immediately noticeable with its semicircular craters inside. Further towards the south is Moretus with its characteristic 2100m high central mountain. The crater rim of Malapert is just visible to the south at the horizon like a little Diamond. A little to the east is Scott with the smaller Scott E. Directly above, to the north, you can see Schomberger.

The image data are: Exposure 4.7ms / 5.2ms, gain 142 / 112, fps=55 avg., 214 / 59 frames out of 2x 20000, Bit-Depth=16Bit (12Bit ADC)

As always, I look forward to your constructive feedback and your recommendations.