Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004-2009 Wes Higgins

Messier

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

Description:
Oval formation forming a remarkable couple with Messier A. Seems to result from a low-angled impact.
Few steep slopes supporting Messier A to the West.
Pretty high walls.
Flat and little extensive floor and oval.

Size:
Dimension: 12x12Km / 7x5Mi
Height: ?
Height/Wide ratio: Unknown height. Impossible calculation.

Observation:
Interest : Exceptional formation
Observation period: 4 days after New Moon or 3 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 100 mm refractor

 

Imaging Information

DATE

09-01-09

TIME

9:39 UT

TELESCOPE

18 Inch Reflector

BARLOW

4x Powermate

FILTER

 

CAMERA

Infinity 2-1M

STACK COUNT

197 Frames

MAP

2432 Points

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