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Moon

Welcome to the "Moon" section of the website: Lunar imaging is a very new activity for me but I find it interesting...although I usually only capture Lunar images if we have to wait till any planet we are imaging on a particular night is in a good position to image! J

Having said that I still have a lot to learn to get to where I want to be with the image quality - it is quite different processing Lunar captures even though it is almost identical in capturing to planetary images.

Also, I am very unfamiliar with Lunar Geography, having relied upon other people to identify many of these images here. (but a few of them I have identified myself - & like most things, the more you do it the easier it becomes..! ;)

NOTE:           The only image in this "Moon" section that is "clickable" and will open up as a "full scale image" in a
                        new tab is the last image in the section titled "MOON ECLIPSE".
                        Depending on the size of your monitor you may have to click again on the image to enlargen it
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                        All the other Moon images are already "full scale"

This is my first attempt at Lunar imaging which was less than 12 months ago: not particularly exciting from how well I processed it but the Archimedes crater is still quite well-shown here, looking much like a Greek or Roman wreath...but perhaps the most interesting aspect is that the light was falling on this feature so that the crater's ridge (on the left side) cast its mountainous shadow-line on the floor of Archimedes with striking effect!

Other small mountains on the Lunar surface can also be seen to cast shadows...& the direction of the sunlight can be also seen, with the right-hand side being darker, going further into shadow as you look towards the right…

 

 

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ARCHIMEDES CRATER

These simple considerations apply to all of the Lunar images here: higher areas on the Lunar surface being bathed in stronger light.

This light consideration is why Lunar imagers often wait until a particular area or feature on the Moon is ideally illuminated for the purpose of their imaging intentions...the "light angle" determined both by the phase of the Moon in any particular monthly cycle & also seasonal influences: ie, the orbit of the Moon around the Earth & the orbit of the Earth around the Sun.

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BLANCANUS CRATER

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COPERNICUS CRATER

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ARISTARCHUS PLATEAU

ARISTARCHUS HERODOTUS SCHROTER’S VALLEY

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GASSENDI CRATER

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GUTENBURG CRATER & REGIONS

WITH RIMAE CUTTING THROUGH

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AS YET, NOT IDENTIFIED!! J

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PYTHAGORUS CRATER

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BULLIALDUS CRATER

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ARZACHEL CRATER

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RUPES RECTA

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TYCHO CRATER

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MORETUS CRATER

Below are some Moon images from July 2015

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MOON ECLIPSE

These 4 images were taken at various stages during a total eclipse of the Moon in late 2014 using a dslr camera (Canon 50d) & standard telephoto lens with the camera on a simple camera tripod.

 

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