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“Supermoon”

by on Mar.20, 2011, under The Moon

The moon got as close to earth as it will ever be, approx. 353.270 km distance.
Luckily, it was a beautiful clear sky earlier this night.

I don’t have a suitable camera for planetary or lunar imaging, but I tried to make something anyway.
So, I took 100 images of the upper part and another 100 from the lower part.
These I aligned and stacked in Nebulosity separately, after which I glued them together in Photoshop CS4.
Both stacks were slightly different in hue and gamma, so I had to do my best to make them as equal as possible.

The images were taken through the Skywatcher 120/900 ED Pro, using the Atik 314L color camera.
The 0.85x focal reducer was used, as well as the Hutech IDAS-LPS P2 filter (not quite necessary, but it was already in there).

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Anthony

    Bob,

    This is a fantastic photo. You did a good job putting it together and thanks for sharing it with us. We in the UK could only enjoy the view of the moon for the early part of the evening until the thick cloud cover came in from the West.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic images.

    Anthony

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