Moon photos, last updated July 2015. These are all shot through a telescope unless otherwise indicated.
New 2015: Nikon D810A Moon Pictures
Moon Pictures with a DSLR
Eclipse Pictures of the MOON: Eclipse Images
Big Moon + Labeled Images!
More DSLR Moon Pictures
Includes "Spooky Moon"
Super Thin Moon Images
Moon & Planetary Landscapes
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
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
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
|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!|
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 Camera. Other pictures from the camera are are here. Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow.
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.
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.
My HAS Site has moon pics
Smiling Moon, March 8, 2008 (Scroll down)
"Regular" DSLR camera equipment is also involved in astrophotography
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