Gibbous Moon, Waning (Copy)


Gibbous Moon, Waning- This image was created by taking video of the the waning gibbous moon. 500 frames were captured with the ZWO asi1600 camera which has a 4656×3520 resolution. 250 of the best images were stacked using AutoStakkert 3 and then de-blurred using a Wiener filter in Pixinsight.  Four separate videos were used to capture the full image and were combined as a mosaic using Photoshop CC2019. Final processing was also done in Photoshop. The image has a very high level of sharpness allow fine details of the craters and maria(seas). At the center of the image is the Copernicus crater and above to the left is the Kepler crater. Just to the right of the Copernicus Crater is the large Sea of Showers, a large area of basaltic lava from ancient volcanic action. Clockwise from here is the Sea of Serenity, Sea of Tranquility, and the smaller Sea of Nectar near the bottom center of the image. The massive Tycho Crater dominates the lower left.  If the image is zoomed in a great deal of detail can be seen in and around Tycho and on the lower left is a great view of the Theophilus Crater.


Optics: 12.5″ Planewave CDK125
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX+
Camera: ZWO ASI1600
Filters: None
Dates/Times: October 2019
Location: Earth and Sky Observatory, Jackson Hole WY
Exposure Details: AVI Video
Acquisition: SharpCap 3.1, 500 frames
Processing: PIPP, AutoStakkert 3,PixInsight, Photoshop CC