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My First Lunar Montage!

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This is my first ever humble attempt to create a lunar montage 😀 *Please forgive my lack of skill in image processing. I’m still working on it.* Haha!

The Moon phases were from March 1 (waxing crescent, topmost right) up to March 29 (waning crescent, bottom right). All photos converge to the Perigree Moon (or Super Full Moon) of last March 19, 2011 which was at the lowermost left.

During its full phase, the Supermoon is roughly 34 arc minutes (~0.6 degrees) and is about 357,000km close to Earth.

Please take note that no images were taken during March 2, 4, 5 and 6 because of the thick cloud cover during those days.

I used MS Office Picture Manager to edit the individual photos and Picasa 3 to compose the montage.

Images taken using MicroObservatory Online Telescopes.

MicroObservatory is a network of five automated telescopes that can be controlled over the Internet.

Location: Massachusetts and Arizona

The telescopes were developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, MA.)

 

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