7 day Moon Mosaic


Mark Stronge
  Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland
Time and Date taken
  4th April 2006 2200ut 2230ut
Equipment used
  Meade LX200 Classic 10inch SCT at f/6.3, vibration isolation pads, Meade 2inch diagonal
Capturing device used
  Philips Toucam Pro
Technical details
  13 captures of 400 frames each at 10fps, aligned and stacked in Registax, stitched together in iMerge, unsharp mask in Paint Shop Pro

This is my first try at imaging the Moon from my new home at Shrigley. With a bit of a fiddle, I managed to connect up the webcam and scope with very long cables and imaged the whole Moon sitting at my PC. I did need to setup a rough focus first at the eyepiece but was plain sailing after that.


The seeing deteriorated shortly after this and my attempts at f/20 were not as sharp as I was hoping. I also imaged Theophilus below and Catharina. I will definitely try these again on a better night.


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