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Crescent Moon -- 2015-12-16, 


            Joe Shuster

Crescent Moon -- 2015-12-16

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Explore Scientific ED127CF

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY5L-II-C

Mount:Losmandy G-11 Gemini 1

Software:Registax 6.0EzPlanetary

Resolution: 16212x20267

Date:Dec. 16, 2015

Time: 20:00

Locations: Blazing Star Observatory, Salem, MO, United States


This Moon image was taken at Blazing Star Observatory, near Salem, MO, on December 16, 2015. The telescope was an Explore Scientific ED127CF. The camera was a QHY5L-IIc.

Eleven 500-frame videos were captured. The best 40-50 frames from each video produced sections of an 11-piece mosaic. The processing software was Registax 6, and the compositing software was Microsoft ICE. Final image processing used Corel PaintShop Pro X8.

The master image is 328 mega-pixels (640+ megabytes in TIF format).

Click here for a zoom-able version of this image on Google Photos. (Note: The zoom-able photo on Google Photos is 1/9th the size of the master TIF file. GP wouldn't handle anything bigger. If I find a venue that can accept the full image I'll add a link to that instance of the image.)



Joe Shuster
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


  • Crescent Moon -- 2015-12-16, 


            Joe Shuster
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    Crescent Moon -- 2015-12-16, 


            Joe Shuster


Crescent Moon -- 2015-12-16, 


            Joe Shuster