High-Resolution Clavius by Mike Salway

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This high-resolution view of the crater Clavius was taken on the 30th December, 2007 from the Central Coast of NSW.

It was photographed using my 12" Newtonian Telescope and a DMK21AU04 webcam.

The image is a mosaic of 4 frames, assembled and processed in Photoshop.

Read about the capture and processing, and see more crater images taken that night, here:
From the Vault: High-Resolution Clavius Mosaic

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My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at mikesalway.com.au

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

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Comments

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonalmost 6 years ago

    My God, Man…. this is just plain FANTASTIC! I have a new hero and his name is Mike Salway… : )

  • 3rdrock
    3rdrockalmost 6 years ago

    superb image Mike , fancy seeing your excellent images on here

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Rosealmost 6 years ago

    no way! awesome stuff

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonalmost 6 years ago

    Great work, so close!! Extremely fabulous work!! Very well done.
    Brendan

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

  • Gino Iori
    Gino Iorialmost 6 years ago

    Awesome detail – congrats Mike

  • erattik
    erattikalmost 6 years ago

    gr8 image…did it take long to get to the moon…:)

  • champion
    championalmost 6 years ago

    Great work. Well done.

  • police370
    police370almost 6 years ago

    One word, WOW. I would love to be abble to do something like this and your many other great captures.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Oustanding piece of work !

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