MINERAL MOON | Alan C Tough

Photographer
Alan C Tough
Email
actough@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Date/Time of photo
2007 December 24
Equipment
Sky-Watcher Evostar-100ED Pro f/9 refractor, Canon EOS 300D at prime-focus. Exposure details: 40 x 1/500 Sec, ISO-200.
Description
This image of the full moon has been computer-enhanced to show the mineral colouration. Processing details: 40 of the best original frames (from 52 taken) were stacked in Registax 4 to produce a 'luminance' master. In Photoshop 7, each original image was also colour-balanced and saturation levels increased in stages. These processed images were then stacked to produce a 'colour' master. Both masters were then combined in Photoshop to produce the final image.
Website
www.sigma-astro.co.uk