Gibbous Moon - 9 part Montage

Uploaded 1/6/07

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 Assembling 9 high resolution images taken with a Televue 2x barlow and my 12.5" was a substantial effort, but resulted in this fairly sharp lunar portrait. The larger image will let you see more clearly the different lunar features. This is essentially an LRGB of the moon - the individual close up frames with the barlow were desaturated to black and white for easier matching of seams along the frame edges. Then, an image taken with no barlow that captured the entire moon was used for the subtle color data.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO400 Exposure: 1/250 Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DL, Canon RAW HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral