September 2, 2007
ToUcam Pro (640x480) with Baader Planetarium IR-Pass Filter
Nature Center - Owl Observatory
Vue Pronto (with 2x Meade Barlow Lens) piggybacked on Meade
12" LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain
acquired with IRIS. RegiStax 4 aligned and stacked 599 of
801 images. Wavelet filters adjusted with RegiStax.
Further enhancements made
with Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
is up in this view of the Moon. The southern hemisphere,
Earth-facing side of the Moon contains many more impact craters than
the northern hemisphere. The reason is thought to be that the
crust is thicker in the southern section of the Moon. This is
also thought to be the case for the far-side of the Moon. Most of
the craters seen here likely formed roughly 4 billion years ago in what
is called the heavy bombardment, the period when the last of the debris
in the solar system was swept up by the planets and their moons.