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Tom Wildoner
Weatherly, PA USA
02/16/2019
08:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Meade 12" LX-90, ZWO ASI290MC

Post-processing Details:

Stacked using AS!3 and sharpened in Registax.

Image Details:

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….