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iceman
2006-Aug-09, 10:34 PM
Hi all

Processing this image has been a marathon effort lasting more than 2 days. It's a mosaic of Plato and Vallis Alpes, spanning 15 avi's and 54 alignment point MAP processing!!

Not much else to say, except that this would have to be my best lunar image to-date. It was a lot of work, but well worth it given the end result.

The attachment is the very shrunk down 800px wide version. Please click on the link below to take in the full-size, 1695x980px version.

Plato and Vallis Alpes Mosaic (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/images/images/moon/20060803-platomosaic-full.jpg) (640k jpeg).

Remember to expand it when your browser resizes it.

All capture and processing details can be found on the large image.

Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.

Wolverine
2006-Aug-09, 10:36 PM
Wow, Mike. Just wow. That's simply brilliant, well done. :clap:

paul f. campbell
2006-Aug-09, 11:30 PM
Hi Mike. Just like Wolverine I said Wow. This is not only your best lunar photo it is I think the best lunar photo I have ever seen taken from earth by someone doing amateur astrophotography. Again WOW. Great work.

Shahriar.D
2006-Aug-10, 12:49 AM
What a great image, look like a apollo shots:)

JAICOA
2006-Aug-10, 12:50 AM
This is a great photo, the effort paid off considerably Congrats.

Galactic2000
2006-Aug-10, 12:45 PM
Hi Mike,

That is one incredibly sharp image!!!!! Just Awesome!!! By far the best I've seen by anyone to date!!

Keep up the excellent work!

ToSeek
2006-Aug-10, 05:31 PM
Superb!

tegwilym
2006-Aug-10, 07:04 PM
"1201 alarm..."
"1201...same type, we're go!"
"60 seconds...."
"30 seconds....."
We know the rest of the story :)

Fanastic shot!!
(or I guess I should say 'shots')

Tom
www.eastsideastro.org/observatory

iceman
2006-Aug-10, 10:29 PM
Many thanks for your nice comments - it means a lot to me, and makes the effort of processing this image, worthwhile.

tegwilym
2006-Aug-11, 06:20 PM
Many thanks for your nice comments - it means a lot to me, and makes the effort of processing this image, worthwhile.

Those of us who spend many frustrating hours always find it very satisfying when we finally get a good image. For some reason, hours of pain for one little good photo makes it all worth it. I'm still trying to figure out why I beat myself up every possible clear night! :eh:
That photo you have is one of those reasons!

The Bad Astronomer
2006-Aug-12, 01:33 AM
Holy Cow!!!

g.tarsoudis@freemail.gr
2006-Aug-12, 07:37 AM
Excellent shot very very hight resolution image!!!

Clear skys
George Tarsoudis

iceman
2006-Aug-12, 08:08 AM
Thanks Phil and George!

suntrack2
2006-Aug-12, 05:05 PM
thanks iceman, for showing me a very clear and nearer view of moon, it was just an experience for me that "I am really looking the sight seeing on moon"

exellent image, the big round is looking like a big ground and it's shape is nearly like a stadium.

thanks once again

sunil

crosscountry
2006-Aug-12, 11:26 PM
Wow, that is amazing.

mickal555
2006-Aug-14, 04:48 AM
Wow!

Amazing image!

Brillient!

:D :clap:

krosero
2006-Aug-14, 08:58 PM
That is incredible!
- Kevin Rosero

mahesh
2006-Aug-15, 01:30 PM
Mike
i am left speechless

your photographs are always so incredible.......

lyford
2006-Aug-25, 02:17 AM
Gorgeous!

Big Brother Dunk
2006-Aug-25, 04:55 AM
Outstanding work!http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing32.gif

iceman
2006-Aug-25, 10:12 AM
Thanks very much guys.. fraser (and R Jay) were kind enough to use my image in astrophoto of the week last week!

Nebulium
2006-Aug-25, 02:01 PM
Wow! I almost can see fishes in the water of the river :D

Cylinder
2006-Aug-26, 10:31 AM
Yup, great work! Kudos.

Maybe if you decide to disseminate the image to the unwashed masses (read me), you could add a linear scale indicator somewhere, if you've done those calculations.

Stunning image! I want a nice vacation home in the center of the crater.

iceman
2006-Aug-27, 08:43 PM
you could add a linear scale indicator somewhere, if you've done those calculations.
Good idea, I haven't done the calculations but i'll work it out next time.
Thanks!