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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).

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Taken on November 30, 2006