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Just as the title says, this is the largest photograph of the Moon taken from Earth - ever.
Our satellite has a diameter of approximately 12426 pixels on this photograph, yielding an image scale of 280 meters per pixel. The image of the Moon fits in a rectangle of 10420x12260 pixels, which corresponds to an area of 127.75 megapixels. The full size image has been expanded to 14000x14000 pixels for aesthetics.
- Location: Piekary Śląskie, Poland
- Date and time: 2016 January 19, 22:35 - 23:15 CET
- Camera: ZWO ASI174MM
- Filtering: ZWO R filter
- Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5
- Optics: Celestron C9.25, Celestron X-Cel LX 3x Barlow lens; approximate effective f = 7200 mm
- Exposure: 177 panes, 100 out of 200 frames per pane
- Processing: AutoStakkert (alignment, stacking); Astra Image (Lucy-Richardson deconvolution, wavelet transform); Adobe Photoshop (automatic alignment, curve adjustment)
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