Sunday, March 20, 2011

Full moon on supermoon night


This photograph of the full moon was made using a simple handycam. I did not use a telescope, but processed the video using registax 5 (an image stacking software- freeware). Also, since registax has trouble with mpg files, I first converted the mpg video file of the moon (see video below) to avi format and trimmed out the useful part of the video using virtualdub (another freeware). Not bad at all for a snap of the moon without a telescope. 
The video below (and phot above) were taken on 19th March 2011- the night of the full moon on (the supermoon date). This is the day the moon reaches closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit around the earth.