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 Moon photos, last updated July 2015. These are all shot through a telescope unless otherwise indicated.


New 2015: Nikon D810A Moon Pictures


 "MAIN" MOON Pictures


Earthshine Pictures


Moon Pictures with a DSLR

Eclipse Pictures of the MOON: Eclipse Images

Big Moon + Labeled Images!

Moon/Saturn Occultation

More DSLR Moon Pictures

Includes "Spooky Moon"

Super Thin Moon Images

Moon & Planetary Landscapes


Moon & Jupiter Conjunction, January 21, 2013

2/03: This picture was winner of the Yahoo Group "digital_astro" January 2013 Challenge for "any solar system object."  The Moon and Jupiter's close encounter on 1/21/13 is captured in the composite image above.  The Moon and Jupiter are from a single frame, while Jupiter's moons are taken from a different exposure.  Click on one of the larger versions to the right see this close-up.  Details: Nikon D7000 camera with Takahashi FSQ-85 telescope on a tripod.  Main image 1/400s at ISO 200, while Jupiter's moons were 1/80s at ISO 1000.  Focus was via the the D7000's focus indicator while aimed at Jupiter.

 


Super-Huge Conjunction Version

Medium-Sized Conjunction Version

Lunar Attitudes


Moonsets, Earthshine, Pond Reflection Pictures / Images

Moon Halo Page

Moon Close-ups - Eyepiece Projection

Moon meanders through the Seven Sisters
 

The Moon and Venus have a close encounter, May 19th, 2007.

18% illuminated moon...  Click to check out the interesting lighting along the terminator...

2-day moonset from West Texas


Moon Sets in Trees at the NHAC Neal Site

4.6% Illuminated; 10/15/2004.  It's difficult to get clear shots of the surface so close to the horizon.  About 8 people showed up Friday night to enjoy this very rare night of crystal clear skies.  One of the top 3 nights I've had out there. Above: Nikon D100, Takahashi TOA 130 telescope prime focus.

 
This was the only astronomy I was able to do the week of 1/11/04.  This is a morning shot of the moon setting as the sun is rising.  Nikon D100 camera, Nikon 80-200 f2.8 zoom, Tamron 1.4x tele-extender, f8, 1/350s, spot metered on the moon.

Earthshine on the moon from the Neal Site in Dolen TX.

NHAC - moon and mercury pictures

3 day old moon 3/12/2005

Another Neal site moon shot 10/05
 HERE: Nikon D100 Astronomy Images

Moon Exposures?  The bright part of the moon is nearly a sunny 16 object.  There is also a loony 11 rule specifically for the moon!  
   


Moonset Views in the Davis Mountains on Halloween, 2008

Above: Davis Mountains, October 31, 2008 at about 8:42 p.m.  Nikon D200 camera, tripod mounted Nikon 300mm f4 ED lens, f4, ISO 800, 8 sec (top/left) and 13 sec (lower/right) exposures.  Once again I had trouble choosing which image I liked best so I'm posting both.   I've decided the first picture is the moon setting (ridge is blurred), and the second picture is the moon setting over a ridge (the ridge is sharp).  They're different subjects, so two pictures is OK ;-)

Below: Images with my Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope), AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow

 

2/23/02 Moon, 11 days old

 

Key for 11d Moon

 
 

Gassendi Area Key

 
 

Mersenius, Gassendi, Rupes Liebig

 
 

Real Close: Dopplemayer lower right, Leibig nicely lit, Ruppes Liebig

- 5X Barlow

 
 

Mersenius, Liebig

Nicely Lit, 5X Barlow

 
 
 
 

Sorry for the changing orientations above.  My two main Moon books (Atlas of the Lunar Terminator & Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas) have different orientations.  Drives me nuts.

Moon Occulting Saturn, 2/20/02

 

Saturn Emerges!

Saturn peeks out from behind the moon. Click on the thumbnail to see.

 
 

Saturn almost fully emerged. I desaturated the moon in photoshop for a more natural look.

 
 

Saturn fully emerged!

 
 

No Saturn, but a nice moon shot taken while waiting...

The "line" in the center is Rupes Recta. I thought it was something on my scope when I saw it the first time. It's ~110 km long and ~275m high. HF13.

 
 

Moon Feature Guide, Moon 8d old

 
 
 
 

The pictures above were taken via my Olympus C-4040 digital camera, a Celestron 2x Barlow, an Orion 40mm EP, and my Takahashi FS-102.  I'm using the Scopetronix Digi-T adapter.

13 days 14 hours, just before full

Annotated 13 days 14 hr. Moon

Rotated & Flipped to align with my moon map. p 146 ALT. Quad 3. Age: 13days 14 hours, 95% illuminated

Pythagoras

Grimaldi, center; Lohrmann, Hevelius, Cavalerius to left

Grimaldi near bottom

Gassendi, Darwin, Rimae Sirsalis. Hansteen closer to edge, & Billy midway btw Grimaldi & Gassendi, Sirsalis well lit near H.

Rimae Sirsalis shown nicely, closer view of previous

Many more labeled moon images here.

My HAS Site has moon pics


Smiling Moon, March 8, 2008
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"Regular" DSLR camera equipment is also involved in astrophotography

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