The Super Moon of Nov 14, 2016

Full "Super" Moon on Nov 14, 2016. Mosaic of 31 panels shot with an Aptina AR0130 color planetary cam. Normal version.
Full “Supermoon” on Nov 14, 2016. Mosaic of 30 panels shot with an Aptina AR0130 color planetary cam. Normal version.

The Supermoon of November 2016 was set to be the biggest of the year.  I tried to get a good mosaic of it, but the seeing was poor on this morning, so it is not quite as sharp as I would have liked.  The mosaic took about 30 panels to construct and lots of time and effort to put together.

I took this on the morning of the 14th, so there was a chance the seeing was better in the evening when the moon still looked full, but I was too tired to go another round by that time.   So, I worked through several iterations of the data I already had and came up with what I think is a reasonably good image.

I also created an enhanced image that is basically just sharpened more.    A couple of seams are more obvious in this version, but I figure not bad enough to spend too much time on trying to correct:

The Supermoon of Nov 14, 2016 - Enhanced Version.
The Supermoon of Nov 14, 2016 – Enhanced Version.

 

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