Skip to product information
1 of 15

SiriusSkiesAstro

Mosaic of the Waxing Moon (Labelled)

Mosaic of the Waxing Moon (Labelled)

Regular price $142.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $142.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Size
Frame

To inquire about purchasing prints, please contact me through the Contact page.

When inquiring please quote the image title and the desired variant (eg: Chameleon Molecular Cloud, A2, Matboard Frame).

The full moon as you'll never see it - a mosaic of the waxing moon.

Imaging or viewing a full moon through a telescope is always a bit of a disappointment. This is because, from our perspective on Earth, the Sun is shining directly onto the moon from behind us so the lack of shadows creates a low contrast surface. To see the surface details, it’s always best to view the moon during the waxing (or waning) phase along the day/night boundary called the terminator. With that in mind, I set about imaging the moon along the terminator during the waxing stage and then stitching together the images (117 in total) to create what looks to be a full moon but has the details and contrast of a waxing moon! The full-sized image is ~200 megapixel with resolution estimated to be under five kilometers (selection of clos-up crops shown). 

To add to the character, many of the lunar features (craters, Mare, Montes, Dorsa, etc) and lunar landers (Luna (Soviet), Surveyor (USA), Apollo (USA), Chang'e (China)) have been labelled. Happy exploring!

A1 size only available in poster print.

Materials

Print-only orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing.

Print+matboard orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing then housed in a white matboard (no glass cover)

Print+standard frame orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing then housed in a white matboard with plexiglass and a mocha frame.

Shipping & Returns

Free shipping Australia wide!

International postage available for print-only orders and not frames.

View full details
No reviews