©Jamie Cooper/Science Museum Group
LRGB colour image of the Moon made from a stitched mosaic with luminance and colour data collected during the hour the planet was behind The Moon. Mars data (captured just before occultation by The Moon) was processed separately and carefully scaled and placed back into the correct position. Jamie Cooper is an astrophotographer who travels extensively to capture phenomena such as comets, Northern Lights and eclipses. His high resolution planetary photography has contributed to scientific research and he has been featured on the BBC and in specialised astronomy magazines from around the world.
Moon and Mars, 8th December 2022