39% Crescent Moon

© National Maritime Museum Greenwich London

39% Crescent Moon

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Overall size of this product is 30 × 40 cm.
The image area of the print measures 22 × 32 cm.
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Insight Investment, the competition receives entries from photographers all around the world. It annually showcases the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers.

In this image, the Moon is at 39% illumination. I captured 11 videos of different areas, stacked each video and then stitched the stacked images together. When I capture the Moon, I always use my standard saturation process which reveals the mineral compositions in the lunar basalts on the surface. These colours are the apparent browns and blues due to high concentrations of titanium and iron. I love the contrast between the lit and unlit areas of the Moon, and the closeup detail and clarity of this image.
Richard Addis
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