Astrophotography Work - Mosaic Image of the Moon

Blogged by Xiao Sun on May 6, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon, Mosaic.

Astrophotography is a subject about experience, time and equipment. For instance, German amateur astrophotographer Volker Brodale took 12,000 frames of the Moon with his DMK 31AF03.AS astronomy camera, and did a large volume of image processing afterwards to get this Moon image.

Originally as big as 2196×2690 pixels, this mosaic has to be adapted to 600pixels wide for our blog's layout. But you can open the original by clicking on the one below.

The Moon Mosaic

This is Volker's e-mail translated from German:

Here I send you a mosaic of the Moon taken on 23.04.2010. Taken with an Intes-MN71/f-1080mm, a DMK 31AF03.AS, and an IR-Pass 685nm filter. 12 AVI files, 12,000 frames all together, are processed in AviStack for this 100% scaled image; RegiStax and PS-Elements 6 are also used. This mosaic image consists of roughly 2900 single pictures.