Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Hercules-Atlas

The Text Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description: (Hercules)
Circular formation. Forms a remarkable couple with Atlas.
Steep slopes supporting Hercules D to the South-East.
High walls with terraces supporting Hercules E to the South-West.
Flat floor containing Hercules crater G. Three hills. Stain sinks in the enclosure.
Size: (Hercules)
Dimension: 71x71Km / 42x42Mi
Height: 3200m / 9700ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0464

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 6 days after New Moon or 5 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

 

Imaging Information

DATE

11-05-09

TIME

9:46 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

351 Frames

MAP

2686 Points

FILTER

Baader 680nm IR Pass

PROCESSING PROGRAMS USED: Avistack , Registax V5 , ImagesPlus , Photoshop CS4