How to make Moon mosaics

When you want to make detailed images of big area's on the Moon then you need to make mosaics. Making mosaics is combining separated images, made with a telescope and covering a part of or the complete Moon, together to one image.

There are two ways to do this.

The first is called the "Fly by method" as described on the website of my good friend Jan Timmermans.

The second method is imaging an area, moving the telescope manually a bit, make the next image, move the telescope a bit etc. until you cover the whole surface of the Moon (see below animation to illustrate).

When you have all the images you can combine them with iMerge a marvelous piece of software made by John Grove (see below animation to illustrate).

My Moon mosaics are made using the second method.
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