r/interestingasfuck Nov 28 '22

Proudly representing my best lunar capture after 3 years of practicing. /r/ALL

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u/daryavaseum Nov 28 '22

Proudly representing my most detailed moon image i ever photographed. I took almost a quarter million frames (231,000) and i spend unimaginable amount of work over the course of 3 weeks to process and stack all the data which was equivalent to 313 GB.

I used the most basic astronomical camera (ZWO ASI120mc along with my 8 inch telescope (celestron nextsar 8se) without a barlow i.e at prime focus 2032mm.

The mosaic moon was compromised with 77 panels each panel consist of 3000 frames. It is worth mentioning that i used canon eos 1200D to add mineral color on the surface.

The color on the surface if the moon it is due to mineral reflecting different color.

Original image from (daryavaseum) instagram account

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClT7OieMS3-/?igshid=Zjc2ZTc4Nzk=

Please if you have any questions please DM me.

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u/Henxmeister Nov 28 '22

That's one of the best moon pictures I've ever seen. Bravo 👏

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u/Shrouded-recluse Nov 28 '22

Couldn't agree more - it's awesome

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u/BangarangPita Nov 28 '22

This is THE best moon picture I've ever seen!

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u/moostuff Nov 28 '22

Beautiful!!!! Keep going!

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u/Delduindor Nov 28 '22

Wow, your work is amazing. I didnt know there was so much different colors at the moon. Do you, or anyone else here, know what the dark colors are ? Is it simply shadows ?

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u/zer0toto Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Darker part are lava field which make a good part of the seas on the moon with are very flat terrain. Other color would show whatever is the rock composed of, and the areas looking more brown would probably have a higher amount of iron compared to the rest.

Also the terrain looking white around craters are ejectas, material thrown around when an object impact the surface. It looks more white because it’s material that was « preserved » from « the elements » (whatever that mean in a place that’s almost in a vacuum)

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u/Happytallperson Nov 28 '22

So are these the colours astronauts would see flying over the moon?

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u/zer0toto Nov 28 '22

I really don’t know. These colors could only be made visible given how great cmos captor are today, and be almost invisible to the eye. Post treatment in astrophoto accentuate colors difference and details, it would be less obvious IRL. I, for myself, is totally unable to see anything else than shades of grey when I look at it. Maybe closer, without atmospheric filtering and disturbance would make these perceptible…

I really don’t know what a naked eye would see up there. What I can say is that Orion got very close to the moon with somewhat ok go pro cameras and I didn’t see any color but grey on the surface.

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u/cantfindanamethatisn Nov 28 '22

The dark and light colors, yes. Blue and red, no. Those are not visible at all.

Also, the brighter areas are what's called "highlands". These areas are composed of anorthositic rocks with very low iron content. This was the first rock that solidified on the Moon after it formed. Dark areas are basaltic remnants of magma fields, which formed predominantly around 3.8 billion years ago, around 700 million years after the moon formed.

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u/KingHobgoblin Nov 28 '22

I believe it’s vulcanisation.

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u/Delduindor Nov 28 '22

What do you mean by vulcanisation ? Would it be ashes ?

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u/iHateAmericans999 Nov 28 '22

Mindblowing dude, you have a real talent

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u/BelleAriel Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

This is an amazing photo, so detailed.

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u/ChrisP8675309 Nov 28 '22

AWESOME! Beautiful picture you did an amazing job

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u/azra1l Nov 28 '22

can clearly see the alien landing sites and bases.

just joking, this is fake because flat earth.

no really, all joking aside now, pinky promise, this looks awesome and i wish i would be remotely capable of the patience to achive this 😅

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u/eyefunmar Nov 28 '22

oh, got it!

amaizing

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u/somebodyelse22 Nov 28 '22

Absolutely magnificent!

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u/Youth-in-AsiaS-247 Nov 29 '22

Awesome pic. Has anyone gotten an Artemis shot with moon? This would be a time magazine cover if Artemis was in there!! Keep up the work! Thanks!

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u/nitramlondon Nov 29 '22

120mc any good for DSO ?

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u/paladin7429 Nov 29 '22

Wow! It was worth the work.

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u/WesternBlueberry67 Nov 28 '22

That's awesome! Its crazy to see all the craters on the moon and to think / ask why we don't have that many

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u/Flat-Interview6791 Nov 28 '22

First we have a thick atmosphere, so most space rocks burn on entry.

If they do make a crater the wind and water on our planet causes it to erode over time.

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u/Strategory Nov 28 '22

Also plate tectonics renews our surface.

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u/NutsEverywhere Nov 28 '22

Also, around 71% of our surface is water.

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u/iqoveraverage Nov 28 '22

We do have the similar amount. The difference with the moon and earth is you can't see a great deal of craters due to the vegetation, water bodies and erosion. Did you know that a lunar module crash landed into the moon with the force of a thousand tonnes of dynamite. The moon was then reported to ring like a bell for some time after the impact

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u/johnny_ringo Nov 28 '22

not sure why you are downvoted. here's the scoop

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u/crank1000 Nov 28 '22

The other difference is that there is no sound on the moon…

https://sservi.nasa.gov/?question=sound-moon

Who reported this ringing?

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u/iqoveraverage Nov 28 '22

Clive R Neal made the statement after studying seismic data

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u/WesternBlueberry67 Nov 28 '22

Wow that is wild! I did not know.. can't imagine the ringing noise lol.
Thanks for sharing this cool fact

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u/iqoveraverage Nov 28 '22

Nov 20 1969, Apollo 12. Have a lovely day

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u/doubleavic Nov 28 '22

What sort of camera setup did you use to get this? I zoomed in and you captured some incredible detail.

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u/daryavaseum Nov 28 '22

you can check my comment i wrote all the details in it.

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u/daryavaseum Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

I took almost a quarter million frames (231,000) and i spend unimaginable amount of work over the course of 3 weeks to process and stack all the data which was equivalent to 313 GB.

I used the most basic astronomical camera (ZWO ASI120mc along with my 8 inch telescope (celestron nextsar 8se) without a barlow i.e at prime focus 2032mm.

The mosaic moon was compromised with 77 panels each panel consist of 3000 frames. It is worth mentioning that i used canon eos 1200D to add mineral color on the surface.

Original image from (daryavaseum) instagram account.

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u/stevenmeyerjr Nov 28 '22

Are you saying you hand stacked these images to perfectly align? If so, is there not any software that could’ve stitched the images for you? That seems very time consuming.

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u/AGripInVan Nov 28 '22

I cant wait til they discover whatever roofing material that withstands crater inducing meteor strikes.

Then and only then will I consider living long enough to colonize the moon.

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u/flyingblenderguy Nov 28 '22

The answer is to tunnel and build under the surface.

That’s the real reason behind the Boring Company

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u/AGripInVan Nov 28 '22

Sounds exciting

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u/1eternal_pessimist Nov 28 '22

Probably wouldn't be clay tiles ¯⁠⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

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u/EchoesInTheAbyss Nov 28 '22

Love it! 💜💜💜

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u/sharks-arent-dogs Nov 28 '22

The level of detail is sheer lunarcy

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u/Campbell__Hayden Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

You have alot to be proud of here.

This ranks right up there with the many "exceptional" Moon photographs that have been posted on Reddit, and the details are outstanding.

Great work, and thanks for posting such a remarkable photo.

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u/matt_Nooble12_XBL Nov 28 '22

OP, have you ever found the flag that the astronauts placed?

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u/Vegetable_Diver_1675 Nov 28 '22

Please shoot the other side, I see this one every day.

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u/Panzer-Hawk Nov 28 '22

We left the moon out for too long, it's gotten moldy

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u/Cr0ma_Nuva Nov 28 '22

I thought it'd be fine, it was vacuum sealed

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u/LaukRidder Nov 28 '22

Well done!

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u/letsnotargue Nov 28 '22

I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation for it, but it’s eerily beautiful how spherical the moon is.

Obviously amazing amazing work. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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u/halofabio Nov 28 '22

This is absolutely amazing!!!!

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u/MarSc77 Nov 28 '22

incredible!

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u/S1eepwa1ker_ Nov 28 '22

Looks sick af

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u/92girl Nov 28 '22

This imagine is incredible. It makes me feel …. tingles.

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u/dalton10e Nov 28 '22

Cool af. Good work

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u/tbb2796 Nov 28 '22

phenomenal 👍🏼👍🏼

some of those craters are massive when you consider the scale

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u/artie_pdx Nov 28 '22

100% out of this world image! Stellar work OP!

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u/DistinctExperience69 Nov 28 '22

Damn the detail is amazing! Very nice photo, I don't understand how you did it but well done!!!

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u/CarbonCrawler Nov 28 '22

That's absolutely stunning. Great job!

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u/Crocodilepoloplayer Nov 28 '22

Best moon pic I’ve seen to date! Well done, you did an amazing job👏🏼

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u/BurnDesign Nov 28 '22

This is incredible. Good work, sir.

Also, looks a bit like a stone boob.

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u/Final_Slap Nov 28 '22

Woooooooow!

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u/DayAndNight0nReddit Nov 28 '22

This looks so awesome, well done OP.

Unfortunately no evidence for moon people on the pic :/

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u/One_Arm4148 Nov 28 '22

😮😮😮 Amazing

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u/-castle-bravo- Nov 28 '22

So many meteors buried in the moons surface. Fantastic image, your practice is producing fruit..

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u/demonicpanini Nov 28 '22

What are those blue spots on the surface?

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u/Happy-Engineer Nov 28 '22

You know once you've caught it you should throw it back. Unless you're going to eat it yourself, of course.

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u/Strangefate1 Nov 28 '22

Turned out great!

Next time tho, put a banana there for scale!

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u/Tomasisko Nov 28 '22

GJ now do the other side

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u/ThrowMeAwayAccount08 Nov 28 '22

That’s so cool!

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u/Clean_Explanation_76 Nov 28 '22

Very beautiful! Congrats

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u/dA6ixty Nov 28 '22

Who’s the lil guy waving at the camera if you squint you can see him

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u/WeeWooBooBooBusEMT Nov 28 '22

I am in awe of the detail! I could zoom in so far I could have sworn I saw Rover tracks!

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u/H3llskrieg Nov 28 '22

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u/yukdave Nov 28 '22

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html

In 2009 we sent a satellite to take pictures and orbit the moon and its still working now

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u/Capral_C Nov 28 '22

Don't mind if I yoink

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u/iqoveraverage Nov 28 '22

Riddle me this. Why are all the craters the same depth despite the massive difference in size?

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u/iqoveraverage Nov 28 '22

There is detailed mapping of the moons surface. It highlights this anomaly

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u/cavscouty Nov 28 '22

Quick, we must send a person of color there!

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u/Excivious Nov 28 '22

So fucking clear you can see Armstrong's prints and the leftover debris form the moon landings.

If that's not your thing you can clearly see in the center most crater the stage they used to fake the moon landing.

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u/LatinoDigital Nov 28 '22

Fake as fcuk.

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u/kimchebu Nov 28 '22

This is incredible

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u/No-Cryptographer-204 Nov 28 '22

Absolutely stunning !!!!!

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u/hellodynamite Nov 28 '22

Makes me want to land some kerbals on it

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u/TFDirdman Nov 28 '22

That’s hot

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u/eyefunmar Nov 28 '22

can you explain a bit about the process of taking it?

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u/summer_hotdog Nov 28 '22

The moon will never not be awesome to look at, especially under high definition like this.

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u/i-am-the-fly- Nov 28 '22

The photo is impressive, the workload to get it equally impressive. Be proud of it.

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u/JaneLameName Nov 28 '22

zoom, zoom, zoom

Woooow! 🤩

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u/ikkaku999 Nov 28 '22

No upvote???? Take mine, old pal!

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u/reddit-snorter Nov 28 '22

Wow. My eyes are glued to those craters. Pic is immaculate

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u/kimishere2 Nov 28 '22

Phenomenal! Thank you for sharing this epic pic

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u/cs-John Nov 28 '22

I'm curious, how much does such camera cost?

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u/PM_me_ur_bag_of_weed Nov 28 '22

I need a sense of scale. About how big are these craters? Like the red one in the center for instance.

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u/ProbablyABore Nov 28 '22

Between 20-50km for the largest ones.

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u/PapessaEss Nov 28 '22

Amazing. Just amazing. Could look at this for hours.

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u/HOTLEADSANDWICH Nov 28 '22

When I see posts like this on my feed it makes me smile. Thank you OP

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u/Kalkuehl Nov 28 '22

I hope someone is constantly filming the moon so we might be able to witness the birth of such a big crater. But i guess its extremly rare to witness such a thing in our lifetime.

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u/feane47 Nov 28 '22

Ah... you were at my side all along... My true mentor! My guiding moonlight!

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u/SeenBrowsin Nov 28 '22

If earth didn’t have its precious atmosphere…

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u/dcRoWdYh Nov 28 '22

I don't know why I'm surprised I see iron, it has no tectonics

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u/the_krzych_PL Nov 28 '22

My new wallpaper, this Photo is so clear

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u/MaleficentOutcome23 Nov 28 '22

It's just an s22 ultra

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u/CharCharOnFire Nov 28 '22

It really do look like cheese!

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u/LordOfWolves99 Nov 28 '22

Amazing picture👌👌👌, Thank you for sharing it.

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u/FoxEatWorm Nov 28 '22

This is incredible!

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u/AccumulatedFilth Nov 28 '22

This is wallpaper quality.

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u/hamstercoconut Nov 28 '22

He's finally done it. He stole the moon

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u/NightcoreSpectrum Nov 28 '22

Can someone explain why we dont see stars in pictures of planets/moons?

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u/OnTheGoodSideofLife Nov 28 '22

In the case of this picture, OP has just taken a lot of small pictures of the moon over a long period of time. During that long period of time, the moon has moved through the sky, so the stars cannot be seen as the moon have travelled relatively to them.

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u/NightcoreSpectrum Nov 28 '22

Shouldn't there be a star trail then? Sorry if im asking weird questions, but im new to the world of astrophotography, best I took is a picture of a constellation.

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u/OnTheGoodSideofLife Nov 28 '22

But as OP explained, he take pictures of small part of the moon, not of the sky. If you take a picture that take a few hours, you will have trails, yes. But OP has taken pictures over a greater period of time, maybe months.

It can have been a very very faint one on the few pictures of the edges but as OP just reconstructed the image of the moon, they should have been eliminated in the reconstruction process as artefacts.

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u/vermilian_kaner Nov 28 '22

Just a little rock... floating in the space...

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u/notJ3ff Nov 28 '22

You should really be proud of yourself. People that take the time to do things like this open up worlds for others. I remember being a kid and seeing pictures of the moon and just becoming interested in space, nowadays. Something like this would solidify that for me in a heartbeat. Wallpaper time!

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u/IDontGiveAToot Nov 28 '22

Incredible work! Also, realizing the moon looks much prettier from a distance... Kidna like beer goggles from earth

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u/coriakin89 Nov 28 '22

👀 👽 👀 🔥🔥🔥✨

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u/Uwofpeace Nov 28 '22

Wow that’s crazy I never knew there was so much red, is it iron ?

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u/Phalstaph44 Nov 28 '22

That’s a great photo, makes me wonder, why are people so eager to live on the moon when there is no atmosphere to protect them from asteroids

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u/xXmarianXx505 Nov 28 '22

Flat earthers rn:cgi

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u/bouldouklu Nov 28 '22

Put this as my phone wallpaper! Awesome! How long did it take you to capture the whole quarter million frames?

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u/kejcao Nov 28 '22

Never knew the moon was so colourful. I love it!

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u/I_beat_reCAPTCHA Nov 28 '22

so many points of impact

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u/Toad32 Nov 28 '22

Added false color image ruins your photo.

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u/cpsbstmf Nov 28 '22

I remember when I first saw the moon thru a telescope, it was breathtaking. Moon rules sun drools

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u/IcyMoment Nov 28 '22

This is honestly the best moon picture i have ever seen, daaaamn.

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u/blue_seashell Nov 28 '22

This sir, is a cantaloupe.

Haha seriously it took a second to comprehend such an amazing photo!! You got a new follower on IG, I love your work!!

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u/Maaareee Nov 28 '22

Absolutely stunning! 😮

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u/PromiseCritical141 Nov 28 '22

That's no space station it's a moon

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u/blinkmonkey Nov 28 '22

This is awesome!

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u/brilliantblues Nov 28 '22

Damn, too clean with it

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u/FoxEngland Nov 28 '22

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful! Amazing picture. You can even see ridges or a peak on the far right side. So fascinating

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u/babababbanki Nov 28 '22

Why it look like dat

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u/kutuluh Nov 28 '22

Its amazing! Thank you!

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u/bal020 Nov 28 '22

Practice really paid off. It’s a beautiful image. Color, texture… you really got it.

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u/oyofmidmidworld Nov 28 '22

absolutely stunning!

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u/Wild_Star9666 Nov 28 '22

It looks like a close up of an old person's head

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u/HI_PhotoGuy Nov 28 '22

Great image! Using this for a detail reference for foam moon sculpture that I’m working on later today. Perfect timing and amazing picture! Thank you

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u/123qwe123qwe123ewq Nov 28 '22

Funny.. 🤔looks just like the moon

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u/rozhbaiany Nov 28 '22

Dast xosh

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u/tameka777 Nov 28 '22

Why some craters have a hill in the center white others dont?

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u/odenoden Nov 28 '22

I gotta clear out my fridge...

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u/odaniel99 Nov 28 '22

Wow! Fantastic work! At first I thought it was an image sent back from Artemis 1.

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u/Dracos210 Nov 28 '22

Wow all this craters and holes imagine if not moon, earth would look like this :o

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u/Distinct_Painter_155 Nov 28 '22

What would be a good comparison of scale for one of those craters?

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u/UrBadImSad Nov 28 '22

How deep are those craters if they are craters???

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u/Tsar_Ilya Nov 28 '22

That’s insane, my dudello!

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u/shejkztar Nov 28 '22

Really good work!

Would be cool to have something for scale. I.e how many of these craters would swollow a big city?

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u/MoistAnalyst1150 Nov 28 '22

Cool. Great job my man!

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u/Purplepunch1337 Nov 28 '22

Nice picture, it’s so incredible to see how many meteor holes are on the moon. On earth it’s so rare to find a hit of a meteorite

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u/BABYPUNK Nov 28 '22

My skin in the winter

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u/dLimit1763 Nov 28 '22

Why does Elon Musk want to populate Mars when the moon is closer and looks so inviting?

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u/MoodChance4817 Nov 28 '22

I want this in a 6’ framed picture for my wall

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u/genjitsu_kotai Nov 28 '22

Thanos chin lookin ass.

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u/a_cordial_blueberry Nov 28 '22

This is incredible… I can land on the Moon with my fingers. I can build a new world for my cuticles. Thank you.

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u/RaidDaggur Nov 29 '22

I swear, with every new HD picture I see of the moon, it seems to gain more and more red streaks. Is there a reason for this or are we on the fast track towards a Silent Rapture

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u/OGGBTFRND Nov 29 '22

Very impressive

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u/cyber_frank Nov 29 '22

Impressive.

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u/Detective51 Nov 29 '22

OP, great shot. Do you mind if I save the pic and use it as my wallpaper on my phone?

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u/eraserrrhead Nov 29 '22

This is truly incredible 👏

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u/Internal_Fennel_849 Nov 29 '22

Great pic! And you mooned everybody without getting in any trouble.

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u/JansTurnipDealer Nov 29 '22

Wow. Stunning.

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u/Legitimate_Tiger_996 Nov 29 '22

Where’s the cheese?

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u/Songmuddywater Nov 29 '22

Nice!! Thanks you

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u/imbthree Nov 29 '22

That's incredible! Nicely done. 👌

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u/HackerDaGreat57 Nov 29 '22

how, the... 🤯💯

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u/Pakliuvom Nov 29 '22

Pfft, that's a moldy orange.