Seeing Stars
New Mexico Observatory
Welcome to Seeing Stars Observatory - Lunar Imaging
Large Lunar Landscape Mosaic of the Southern Lunar Region showing
craters Tycho and Clavius,
as well as the ridge Rupus Recta and Mare Numbium ("The Sea of Clouds")
Click on the image below to see a higher resolution image in a new window.

Lunar Mosaic showing Archimedes ~83km dia Crater (larget crater near center of pic), southeast Mare Imbrium and
Montes Apenninus.  (Scope: LX90 with 4x Powermate, Camera: Canon 40D)

A closeup of Sinus Iridium (Bay of Rainbows). This image is a mosaic of images taken with a Canon 40D, Meade 10" LX90 and 2" 4x Powermate.

Waning Gibbous Lunar Mosaic, capturing Mare Imbrium and my favorite feature, Sinus Iridium
(Scope: I forget?, Camera: Canon 40D)

Sinus Iridium Lunar Mosaic

Taken using my Imaging Source DFK 31AU03 camera and Meade LX90 10" SCT, Chandler, AZ. May 13th, 2011

This mosaic of carefully cropped lunar surface pics, as it drifted into earths shadow, was taken using on Feb. 20th, 2008.
(Scope: LX90 with 6.3 focal reducer, Camera: Canon Rebel XT, Processing: Photoshop) 
All of the images here are mosaics of one form or another. All were taken with a DSLR mounted prime focus on my MEADE LX90 SCT. Some of the more detailed images were taken with a 2" 4x Televue Powermate, allowing fine detail to be seen. Each image usually is comprised of a mosaic of 8 to 12 images, carefully blended in Photoshop to appear seamless.

No stacking was performed in the individual images, each were single exposures. Usually several exposures are taken of a fixed region, and then the best seeing is chosen for inclusion in the mosaic. Then step and repeat! Make sure you have plenty of memory in your DSLR.
Click Here to see the Lunar Landscape Mosaic to the left being assembled
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