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Colourful Moon | by Astroshed
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Colourful Moon

You wouldn't know by looking at the moon, that it was radiating so many different colours.


Caused by the composition of minerals in the lunar soil, these colours are captured by cameras but need image processing techniques to make them visible.


Taken September 26 2010 with a 6" f6 (900mm) Maksutov Newtonian Telescope and a Canon 20D DSLR camera. This is a single 1/40th second exposure at ISO 100.


Photoshop was used to enhance the colours to a visible level.


2011 Royal Observatory Greenwich -Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist.


2011 Malin Awards - Honourable Mention

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Taken on June 22, 2011