April 15, 2014
Shades of Minerals
image by Manolo Rodriguez, Seville, Spain.
It is well known correspondence between the colors in an image at high saturation of the RGB channels of a lunar area with different geological surface patterns. There is abundant literature on the subject. It is interesting to review from time to time issue. Visually, the different areas of soils are well contrasted. But the known artifice is also a great excuse to increase even more, its beauty.
Note from MC: Tonight is a Total Lunar Eclipse visible from some parts of the world (we should see it rise in eclipse here in NZ if clear), so hopefully we will have some images for LPOD tomorrow on it, please send them in to Chuck and I if you get to see it! Maurice
Image mosaic of five pictures (5 X 20 ISO400 exposures at 1/50seg), taken with Celestron C8 telescope, Televue Powermate x2, and Canon 650D camera, no tracking.
Location in El Pedroso, Seville, Spain.
Date: August 25, 2013, 00:05 to 00:28 UT.
Processed with Registax 6, Fitswork and PS CS5.
Full size Image
Geology of Moon
21st Century Atlas charts FM1 and FM3.
Yesterday's LPOD: Snakes in the Desert
Tomorrow's LPOD: Not a Blood Moon