Aristarchus and Schiller with the QHY5 (ALCCD5)

All images on this page were taken with a QHY5 (ALCCD5) camera using my 150mm Newtonian telescope.
A 2x barlow lens and a right angle prism were used to increase the effective focal length. The resulting focal length was about 2000mm.
For each image, about 200pictures were processed using the Registax software.
The Aristarchus region is one of my favourite places on the moon. Aristarchus is the brightes crater on the moon. It is located in
a corner of the diamond-shaped elevated area named after the crater. Next to Aristarchus the sinuous Schröter Rille is meandering across the plateau.
In the lower right of this image you will find the very elongated crater Schiller. It is not clear how it fomed, it could have been caused by a very
oblique impact, or maybe by a binary asteroid hitting the lunar surface.



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