Creating a moon poster – Or: How to record a moon mosaic

The DMK31AU03.AS camera only has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel. To create larger images one can record multiple regions after another (a mosaic) and then put them together to one big image. This can for example be simplified using the “EQ6 Mosaic” tool.

This tool allows recording defined regions after another just with a few clicks. Once you have defined the pixel size, the focal length of the optics and the desired overlap you are ready to go.

The moon image on consists of 6 single images. Each image is the result of an videos á 400 frames (@30fps). Each video has been stacked using Registax. Then the single images have been put together using gimp.

Here are some image details

  • Date: 2015/07/25
  • Location: Böblingen / Germany
  • Camera: DMK31AU03.AS
  • Telescope: 8″ f/5 GSO Newton

The image is also available in full resolution here.

Clear skies!

Last updated: July 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm

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