Arzachel-Alphonsus-Ptolemaeus on March 02, 2012

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort-Beunink on March 12, 2012 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon.

I took the attached image on March 02, 2012 around 19:45 local time from Budapest, Hungary with my 200/1000 Newtonian mounted on a SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro mount. Although the seeing was very bad and the image was moving constantly, I decided to give a try and capture as many frames as it seemed reasonable using a Televue 3x barlow and a Baader red filter (to reduce negative effects of the atmosphere). So I took 6000 frames using my DMK 41AU02.AS and processed them in AviStack 2 and Gimp.

I think the results are surprisingly good in spite of the seeing conditions, many small craterlets are visible inside Ptolemaeus. So even if the atmosphere is not perfect, it is worth to try imaging with these cameras!

Péter Molnár, Budapest, Hungary