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Image of the Week
IOTW for 9 December 2014
Image Of The Week
99% Full Moon

This beautifully sharp image of the Moon was captured on the 5th December, when the Moon was 99% illuminated. The photo is a stack of the best 75% of 86 shots, taken with a Nikon D5300 on a Celestron ED80. The images were then stacked in Registax with minor processing in CS6. The crater Tycho is the prominent impact crater on the right, with streams of ejecta rays up to 1500km long. Tycho is a relatively young crater, estimated to be approx 108 million years old.

Previous Images of the Week


 
Date Author Title
09 Dec bobbyf 99% Full Moon
17 Nov John Hothersall M42 Orion Nebula in Narrowband
15 Oct Adelastro1 It's a six! Total Lunar Eclipse over Adelaide
25 Sep pluto Milky Way from the ISS
24 Jul Paul Haese M42 and Running Man
07 Jul Star Catcher Widefield Rho Complex
13 May SkyViking Magnificent Neptune Re-Imagined
07 Apr avandonk The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas
28 Mar cazza132 Our Galactic Core
17 Mar prokyon Aristarchus and Schroter's Valley
03 Mar Bassnut IC2944 - Running Chicken Nebula
24 Feb colinmlegg Saturn Occulted by the Moon
10 Feb Peter Ward Fox Fur and Cone Nebula
28 Jan Stefan Buda Australia Day Mars
22 Jan SkyViking In the Shadow of the Horsehead
15 Jan marco M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion
06 Jan colinmlegg Albany Aurora and Airglow
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