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Weatherly, PA USA
Meade 12" LX-90, ZWO ASI290MC
Stacked using AS!3 and sharpened in Registax.
A view of the unusual Schiller Crater on the Moon -- The first thing you notice with this crater is the elongated shape, it almost looks like a footprint left on the surface. The crater measures about 179 x 71 kilometers and was formed by at least two impacts. The crater was named for Julius Schiller (c. 1580-1627) who published a star atlas called Coelum Stellatum Christianum which replaced pagan constellations with biblical and Christian figures – it did not gain acceptance….