Mosaic Images of the Clavius Crater on the Moon

Blogged by Xiao Sun on February 6, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon, Mosaic.

This week, Mike Salway brings us a hight-resolution mosaic image of Clavius, "from the Vault".

In the e-mail, he told us:

In the From the Vault series, I feature an older image which hasn't been seen on my site before and I talk about the capture and processing and hopefully highlight why this image is special to me. The feature image in From the Vault this week is a high-resolution mosaic image of the Clavius crater on the Moon, as well as some other craters captured on the same night. It was the day before New Years Eve in 2007, the weather was hot and the seeing was variable. Fortunately it steadied for a period of about 5 minutes, long enough for me to capture enough data to compile this 4-frame mosaic of Clavius. It's my highest-resolution and best image of Clavius, or any crater i've imaged so far. The lighting was perfect, giving just enough contrast to help the small craterlets and rilles stand out while still fully illuminating all the features. The resolution is about 200 metres per pixel at the focal length I was working at (approx 10.5 metres). Read more and see the image at :

It's been a pleasure to see your works Mike. Thanks!