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MalVeauX

High Res Lunar Mosaic with Lunar V & X Features | Jan 2nd 2020

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High Res Lunar Mosaic with Lunar V & X Features | Jan 2nd 2020

43% Illuminated Waxing Crescent with Lunar V & X features at the terminator.

This is 570 meters per pixel resolution.

Full disc mosaic, this is a very large high resolution mosaic, to see the true resolution (0.3"/pixel | 0.570km/pixel) please see my Astrobin link:

Astrobin link to full resolution mosaic:

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Flickr link to high resolution mosaic:

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Examples of single panels of surface craters at same resolution (26 panels like these made the mosaic of the full disc):

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Equipment:

Celestron C8 Edge SCT
ASI290MM camera with a 742nm IR filter to calm the seeing
Seeing conditions were 4/5 this evening around sunset

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My southern sky, the lunar crescent and Venus as the sun set.

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Very best,

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WHOA! those are high res alright, i clicked on the half moon image and it opened so large it must have been 2x3ft if my screen could display it all. Had a great time wandering the lunar surface,

amazing images!

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Awesome images - loved the close ups - especially Mare Serenitatis.  All topped off with the huge high res mosaic.  Inspiring stuff for someone looking to get that sized mosaic in the future.  Thanks.

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That's a wonderful mosaic! That C8 is really singing. 

If you dont mind I do have one suggestion with the processing.... there is a faint 'ghosting' present, mostly visible around the small craters (zoomed right in to be fair!), which I think is due to pushing a little to hard with the sharpening. I get this a lot with my images.  If you're using Imppg I think if you use a little less LR deconv  and a little more unsharp mask you can mostly avoid this.  Either way it's a really beautiful image 👌

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Absolutely wonderful !

So sharp I almost cut my eyeballs looking at it.

Flying over the half moon frame was breath taking.

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That high res mosaic is just breathtaking! Great stuff.

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