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Zoom into the Moon with this Insanely High-Resolution Mosaic

Article Updated: 30 Dec , 2015

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This is beyond awesome. Use your mouse wheel or the + and buttons on this incredible interactive view of the Moon to zoom in; use your mouse to let the image take you where you want to go. Click on the button in the lower right to go full screen and you’ll feel like you are in lunar orbit.

This was created by @AstroMike247

Hat tip: Cory Schmitz

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Mike Gibson
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April 20, 2013 3:29 AM

If only it was a cool as you’re saying.

DCCnam
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DCCnam
April 20, 2013 1:54 PM

That was also my reaction. Nice, but not all that special. Now one made from a mosaic of LRO images, THAT would be cool!

Shivam
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Shivam
April 20, 2013 2:07 AM

Hi Nancy , I was curious that why the moon craters are shining at some places ?

TonyTrenton
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TonyTrenton
April 20, 2013 9:06 AM

Absolutely great.

Can this be done with the rest of the moon as well ?

Please!

tgbrendaj
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tgbrendaj
April 20, 2013 12:01 PM

Hi Nancy,

At the Moon’s 12:20 position along the edge, and say 1000 kilometers toward the Moon’s center, located just above the white crater, there appears to be some sort of raised plateau. Curious to find out what that item is.

DCCnam
Member
DCCnam
April 20, 2013 1:45 PM

Zoom.it is a great way to display high-res images where you want the user to be able to also view details. I use it on most of the newer astro-images on my webpage. The only problem that it has is that the default max zoom is 200% of original and the imager may not want to artificially magnify (beyond the native size). It is also free and very easy to use.

Nexus
Member
April 21, 2013 2:09 AM

Eh? Pretty slick, but nothing really spectacular.

mhollis
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mhollis
April 21, 2013 2:30 AM

Very interesting on the iPad tablet: it doesn’t really work well. I’ll be looking at the code.and wondering how to make tablets work with it.

riklaunim
Member
April 21, 2013 9:11 PM

I shoot AVIs for mosaic tonigh, and it’s a lot of work – a lot of AVIs needed to cover the whole visible Moon on high resolution.

Carmine Buono
Guest
April 21, 2013 10:45 PM

there are bit of anomalies in that pic. very nice

Bart Declercq
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Bart Declercq
April 22, 2013 1:46 PM

While a nice image, it’s not really “insane” resolution – at a rough estimate, it seems to be about 20-30 megapixel actual resolution. Not bad, but I’ve seen quite a few go significantly higher – including my own personal best:

http://www.astronomie.be/bart.declercq/170MegapixelMoon/

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