Gallery 1 - Astronomical   >   Solar System   >   The Moon   >  Tycho Crater Region

There are many craters near the southern tip of the moon with Tycho crater being one of the most distinct. It is sharply defined because it is a relatively young crater with an estimated age of 108 million years. The central peak in the middle of the crater rises to almost a mile high.

Image Data : 1000 still frames BMPs.
Location: Sunglow Ranch, AZ
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9
Mount: Astrophysics 900
Camera: Imaging Source DMK 41A
1280 X 960 pixel array with Astrodon Tru- Balance NIR Lum filter
Software used: IC Capture, Registax, Photoshop CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra