October 16, 2005
ToUcam Pro (640x480) with Baader Planetarium IR-Pass Filter
Observatory - Kalamazoo
f/10 LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain
acquired with K3CCDTools. RegiStax 3.0 aligned and stacked
14 of 601 images. Wavelet filters adjusted with RegiStax.
Further enhancements made
with Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
largest crater in this image is named for the German mathematician and
astronomer Wilhelm Schickard (1592-1635). He was the first to
attempt to determine the path of a meteor by simultaneous observations
from different locations. Schickard Crater has a vast walled
plain with a partially flooded floor. It measures 227 km (141
miles) in diameter.