Moon’s Mare Orientale Mosaic

Giuseppe Petricca
Location of photo
Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy
Date/Time of photo
16/02/2015 - 06:43 CET
Celestron C8 with ASI 120MM (mono) - IrPass 685nm Baader - Televue Barlow 2x - Focal 4048mm - EQ5 Motor - 800 frames stacked for each panel.
This is a better re-elaboration of the previous sent image. The elusive but really extensive Mare Orientale on the Moon surface. This really big impact basin extends for about 900km between the outer rim of the farthest mountain ranges. It was truly amazing to observe such a beautiful structure. The panorama is rich in rims, mountain ranges that continue even beyond the horizon, 'lakes' of solidified basaltic lava, and many other features. This final picture is a composition of 5 different panels, elaborated singularly and then stitched together and equilibrated in tones and lights.
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