View Full Version : 18.5 Day Old Moon from Bowie, MD

2007-Sep-30, 09:42 PM
Here it is:


It is 63 images translated/scaled/rotated and then averaged together (throwing away max and min of each pixel) and then gamma-adjusted with ImagePlus (http://www.mlunsold.com) software, which I have come to really like. Then, I used unsharp mask in Photoshop.

Each frame was taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, prime focus with a Celestron C6R doublet refractor telescope (150mm aperture, 1200mm focal length, f/8), 1/500 second exposure, ISO-100.


2007-Oct-01, 12:30 AM
nice set of pics you have Todd,,,

very kewl..

i was out last nite, cleaned my mirrors and stuff , got setup, but no luck clouds came in at around 2 am so no moon pics,,,

2007-Oct-01, 01:19 AM
Very nice Moon image.

2007-Oct-01, 07:36 AM
Great image. Lovely contrast.

Kind regards

2007-Oct-07, 10:20 PM
Very nice shot of the Moon Todd, Nice pictures in your gallery also. Clear Skies

2007-Oct-13, 04:08 PM
well, thanks, all. Looks like clear skies tonight locally.

I have to admit, I have taken many thousands of astro pictures, and very few seem to be anything halfway decent. I'm still figuring out how to do it.

2007-Oct-14, 05:11 AM
Todd, this is a magnificent image! I especially like the clarity of the ejecta rays from Tycho, Copernicus and Kepler craters. By the way, Tycho is only about 100 million years old and one of the youngest craters on the Moon. The latest theory is that the crater was formed at the same time as the impact crater on Earth that wiped out the dinosaurs - possibly from the same batch of asteroids that struck the Moon and Earth simultaneously.


2007-Oct-14, 04:47 PM
There is a lot of detail and contrast visible far from the terminator. Very nice result Todd.