Recta (Straight Wall)
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Fusion webcam was used with 2X Televue Barlow and 20"
Starmaster GOTO Dobsonian for this image:
Rupes Recta- 4/6/06:
The Straight Wall is
actually not all that straight when viewed at high power. It is
about 80 miles long and the shadow is formed by a 40 degree slope
and not a high cliff. One side of this fault is 700 feet higher
than the other. The crater in the photo just below the straight
wall is "Birt" and in the photo below you can see the
sinuous rille called "Rima Birt" which extends out to
the left from the bottom of Birt and parallels the straight wall.
Seeing was poor, skies
were clear and temperature was 35 degrees Fahrenheit. OPEN
was used to capture a one minute AVI file at 1280X960 resolution
and 7.5 frames per second using the HuffyUV lossless video codec.
4 frames out of 450 total frames were stacked using Registax 3.
The size of the captured
one-minute AVI file using the HuffyUV lossless codec at 1280X960
resolution and 7.5 fps was 600 KB. Registax 3 was unable to align
the AVI file so I used K3CCDTools to export frames as BMP files.
I loaded the best 4 BMP frames into Registax 3 for stacking. Used
Images Plus non-adaptive maximum Entropy with a PSF size of 7x7
pixels and 8 iterations. Used NEAT IMAGE for noise reduction then
Photoshop CS unsharp mask, saturation and curves. Applied Images
Plus adaptive Richardson-Lucy for the final image.
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