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Moon


From the author of   Sizing Up The Universe

Click here to see animations of the Moon showing its varying apparent size and its oscillatory libration.



First Quarter Moon

22:10 EDT, July 18, 2018
Trius SX-694 on 10" RC
Green Filter. Exposure: 1/20 sec.
68 image stack, mild unsharp mask.


21:47 EDT, July 18, 2018
Trius SX-694 on 10" RC
R, G, B filters. Exposure: 1/20 sec.
3 image stack in each color, mild unsharp mask.



BLUE MOON

22:35 EDT, July 30, 2015 (Blue Moon)
Canon 450D on 10" RC
Four-image Mosaic of 8-image stacks.
Exposure: 1/2400 sec at ISO 800.



SUPERMOON
Click here for some ``Supermoon/Minimoon'' comparisons.

23:30 EDT, Aug 9, 2014 (Supermoon)
Canon 450D on 10" RC
Five-image stack of four-image Mosaics.
Exposure: 1/400 sec at ISO 200.


With sky glow subtracted...

19:01 EDT, Apr 6, 2014
Canon 450D on 10" RC
Stack of 8 images.
Exposure: 1/1000 sec at ISO 1600.



22:16 EST, Feb 11, 2011
Starlight Express SXV-H9 on 10" RC
R=0.001 sec. 13 panel mosaic. Each panel is best of 3 images.
Color added from DSLR image.



18:08 EST, Jan 07, 2011
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC
1/10 sec, 100 ISO.
Two-frame mosaic from 20 images. Unsharp mask.



Brighter


Dimmer


Enhanced Color

20:40 EST, Dec 19, 2010
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC
1/80 sec, 100 ISO.
Two-frame mosaic. Unsharp mask.




22:09 EST, Apr 17, 2008
Starlight Express SXV on Tak FSQ106N
R=5x0.001 sec, G=6x0.001 sec, B=6x0.001 sec.


Moon In Enhanced Color




Moon in 3D
View cross-eyed for 3D effect
Assembled from images below (June 19, 2005 and July 5, 2009)

Moon With Mystery Silhouette

22:09 EST, Apr 17, 2008
Starlight Express SXV on Tak FSQ106N
R=0.001 sec.


Moon Mosaic (Phase 29 degrees)

22:00 EDT, June 19, 2005
Starlight Express SXV on 10" RC
Mosaic of 21 single frames in H-alpha.
Each frame 0.15 sec.

Bigger: 1760x1824 (171 Kb) Biggest: 3520x3648 (578 Kb)


4th of July Moon

23:16 EDT, Jul 5, 2009
ToUcam on 4" Tak FSQ
Mosaic of 4 frames, each frame a stack from a short video.
Each frame 1/10,000 sec.


Moon Occults The Pleiades

19:57 EST, Apr 1, 2006
Starlight Express SXV on 10" RC
Stack of 22 single frames in O-III.
Each frame 0.2 sec.


Moon Terminator (Phase 96 degrees)

21:45 EDT, April 15, 2005
ToUcam on 10" RC w/ 2x and 1.5x Barlows
Mosaic of 7 video frames at 10 seconds each.
Each frame 1/25 sec.

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