16-year-old astrophotographer from Pune clicks stunning images of Moon

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Image Instagrammed by @prathameshjaju
Image Instagrammed by @prathameshjaju

Pune : Prathamesh Jaju, a 16-year-old astrophotographer from Pune has managed to click one of the clearest and most detailed images of Moon.

The final image of the moon is a composite of 55,000 images which adds up to over 186 gigabytes in size.

He shared the images on his social media account. Check out the post below: 

“I captured around 38 panels at 1500 and 3000mm Focal Length with a 1.2-megapixel ZWO ASI120MC-S which made this image almost 50 megapixels huge, resolution downscaled for mobiles,” he wrote alongside the breathtaking image of the celestial body.

In one of the posts, the boy explains, “We sharpen each one of them [planetary images] manually and then stitch them together in Photoshop like a big mosaic. Once the mosaic is done, some more adjustments are made and some final touch-ups, and boom!”

He has a keen interest in the astrophysics. Cancellation of Class 10 board examinations due to pandemic-induced lockdowns has further motivated Jaju into learning more about astrophotography.

“Our tenth standard exams got cancelled, and since I had a telescope with me at home, I started engaging more with it,” he told news organization The Print.

People on social media are amazed to see what he has produced with his sheer interest. Share your thoughts in the comment box below.