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"This is my latest effort to show you how incredibly diverse the surface of the moon is. It was done by using a telescope at 2000mm and capturing around 10,000 individual photos. I captured 2 panels with 5,000 photos each (2000 with an IR filter for luminance, and then 1000 each RGB) and used lucky imaging to select where the atmosphere disturbed the image the least and combine them, stitching together a mosaic of all the images. This allowed me to get crazy details and contrast on a relatively noise-free image. The color depth is probably the best I've ever done, as you can actually see color variations on mile-wide features. These colors represent the varying mineral composition on the surface."

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