Mare Crisium

Image captured December 28, 2003 from video using a Panasonic video camera coupled to a 10-inch newtonian. 300 images were selected from a sequence of 1800 images using HandyAvi. Registax was then used to composite the best 100 of these. Final tone adjustment was accomplished using Ulead Image Editor.
An annotated version of the above image. Mare Crisium has a diameter of approximately 570 km which is comparable to the size of Great Britain [Antonin Rukl, Atlas of the Moon, Kalmbach Publishing, 1990, p80]. The small crater Proclus can also be seen in this picture. Proclus is easily identified under most lunar lighting conditions since it is a very reflective crater surrounded by a bright set of rays.