Bailly Home

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Bailly is a large (311 kilometres in diameter), 3,900 million year old crater in the far south-west of the Moon.  The libration is slightly favourable but nevertheless the crater appears grossly distorted due to perspective, and I have found it difficult to identify many other of the numerous craters in this area.
The scale markers are approximately 100 Km north and east and show how distorted the picture is, due to perspective.
The picture was taken in infra-red light with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 31st August 2005 at 04:40 UT when the Moon was 26.3 days old.
Pictures of the far south of the Moon look somehow more natural tuned upside down;  to see an inverted picture (without mousever) click on the image and use the back button on your browser to get back here.
Date and Time 31st August 2005 04:40 UT
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 at prime focus (FL 2500 mm) with IR-pass filter
Capture K3CCDTools. Low gamma, 1/25", 61% gain, 467 frames
Processing Registax. 166 frames stacked. Wavelets 1-2 = 10, gamma 1.5, brightness -4
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