Waning Gibbous Moon on the morning of Aug 7, 2012 from Toronto, Canada.

Celestron CGEM DX 800 SCT telescope (2032mm@F/10), Televue 2x Powermate (total F/L 4064mm@F/20), Canon T3i DSLR (prime focus).
Mosaic of 10 slides each recorded in video mode, 1920@1080@30fps, 1/80s, ISO-400. Each slide consists of at least 300-600 frames stacked in Registax 5.1 and stitched together and post-processed in Photoshop Elements 9.

All together this is the end product of a total effort of 20 minutes of shooting and 2 whole days of processing on the computer. To do the mosaic I shot 10 (roughly equal in size) sections of the Moon and processed then stacked each one separately. Then I loaded them into PSE9 and used the Photomerge Panorama feature to stitch the slides together. PSE9 tends to do a pretty good job at aligning the slides just right and blending the images together.


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