Harvest Moon

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Alan Kennedy

Ferryhill, County Durham

An f10 8 inch SCT with a 6.3 reducer and a Philips spc880nc webcam, flashed to spc900nc

Harvest Moon
Taken 18/19 September 2013
The Moon just past full, using an f10 8 inch SCT with a 6.3 reducer and a Philips spc880nc webcam, flashed to spc900nc.
The Mosaic is made up of 31 panels each processed in RegiStax and stitched together in Photoshop. With a colour layer and luminance layer added.
If you get the exposure right on the Full Moon there is loads of detail. Not just the rays from craters like Tycho, but also bright rings around some craters that can’t be seen at other angles of illumination, also Vallis Alpes can be seen as a dark line just below Plato.
The rays of Copernicus are also interesting as they chaotically twisting and spiralling across the surface.
The Full Moon isn’t just a beautiful thing to look at as a whole or just a mass of light pollution, but if you look closely, there is a wealth of detail that makes it worth a look.

2013-09-18T00:00:00

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