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Colourful Montes Apenninus | by Astroshed
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Colourful Montes Apenninus

The Area around the Apennine Mountain Range on the Moon has an amazing range of colours created by the mixture of minerals in the lunar soil.


Blue and orange are typically volcanic lava flows, dark blues titanium, pink indicates aluminium

and brownish-red hues are iron.


This is the average of the best 30 frames from a 99-frame time lapse of the moon taken with the EM-5 on a Celestron 9.25" f/30 telescope (A focal length of more than 7 metres), ISO200, 1/25th second.


It's been saturation enhanced to bring out the colours..


Overall Winner of the 'Solar System' category of the CWAS David Malin Awards, 2019.

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Taken on April 2, 2019