Moon 20061001 Deconvolved

This is probably my favorite Moon photo. I gave it a little attention and applied an adaptive Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution (RLD) using ImagesPlus. The RLD is amazing in what it can bring out in the way of real detail. Hey, if it is good enough for the Hubble Space Telescope images why not us too! In this version, there are strong hints of at least one craterlet in Plato. Go ahead, view the very largest size and explore the detail. I am very happy with this one given that it is a single image of the moon - no mosaics, no stacking. There is a lot of detail even away from the terminator and Lunar limbs. Watching the deconvolution iterate was interesting. Crater rims sharpened up and tiny new ones emerged (all verified against other imagery).


Taken 20061001 with a TEC140 (1920mm fl f/14 with a Televue 2X Powermate) and the Canon 5D (1/20 sec @ ISO100).

  • Dan Tristram 9y

    Most amazing moon shot I have ever seen!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Yoghi&Bubu 8y

    most amazing than the other!
    really incredible!

    a fave!
  • PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Space for All, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • James Hunt PRO 8y

    did u take that?
  • Ed PRO 8y

    Great shot - good seeing
  • Thomas Shahan 8y

    Excellent color, I always end up converting mine to grayscale due to noise.
  • Ramsay PRO 8y

    Must have missed this one! Its a beauty, well done.
  • congvo PRO 8y

    Wow, I am totally amazed by the detail in this picture. I think you might have your own rocket and took this picture while in orbit around the moon.
  • A. Saleh 8y

    nice shot

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  • A. Saleh 8y

    perfect shot

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  • Davide PRO 8y

    wow this is amazing, very cool shot.. I'd love to take some pictures like this butmy longest lens is a 135mm (on afull frame body).. surely not enough!
  • Serge Florens 8y

    Great photo. Thanks for sharing. Would like to learn how to deconvolve my moon photos...
  • Joseph M Zawodny 8y

    @Alberio Flanker: I took the liberty of testing an adaptive Richardson-Lucy deconvolution on a full resolution version of the first Moon photo in your photoset. It is a good photo, BTW, a little pink but good. The deconvolution made it even better. I used ImagesPlus with a 10 iteration 3x3 Gaussian PSF. Using a 5x5 seemed a little too harsh. Anyway, I use ImagesPlus for deconvolution. There is also at least one PhotoShop plugin that does this sort of thing. Unfortunately, I do not know of any free software to do this (yet).
  • IRAN_Persia IRAN_Persia 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called IRAN_Persia, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Lynn Morag PRO 8y

  • Stormin-24 (aka: Norman) 7y

    Excellent shot...
  • Patrick Hoff 7y

    Looks a lot like mine. I'm really proud of my pic and so should you be :-)
  • Jon Law PRO 6y

    I took a shot of the moon this evening with my 500mm lens. I was really happy with it until I looked around at what other people have done. This is just stunning!
  • Brian 5y

    Incredible, I have been using your web-link as a guide and I can get the coloring correct. The detail is just not there in my shots...yours is the bar for which I am shooting.
  • Artham Vamshi 4y

    vich lens hav u used 4 dis pic??
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