Lunar Images

The Moon is bright enough that a variety of methods can be used to capture acceptable images. Images on this page were taken with the following:

"CyberEye" video camera - (in project box) - (mounted on ETX)
Meade Pictor 216XT and 416XTE CCD Imagers at prime focus
Nikon CoolPix 990 digital camera "through the eyepiece" (afocal)

Generally speaking, the best lunar observing is found near the terminator (the boundary between lunar day and night). I have provided a simple Windows (tm) program that displays the current position of the lunar terminator and other pertinent lunar data.

Download the Lunar Co-longitude program for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP.

Cyber-Eye (tm) Images - click on image for details
Montes Alpes region Craters: Plato, Aristillus; Seas: Mare Frigidorus, Mare Imbrium; Features: Montes Alpes, Vallis Alpes, Mons Pico, Mons Piton
Archimedes region Craters: Archimedes, Aristillus, Autolycus, Cassini; Seas: Mare Imbrium, Mare Serentatis; Features: Mons Piton, Montes Spitzbergen, Montes Caucasus, Montes Apenninus, Montes Archimedes, Luna 2 landing site, Apollo 15 landing site
Montes Apenninus region Craters: Pallas, Murcheson, Triesnecker; Sea: Mare Vaporum; Features: Montes Apenninus, Sinus Medii
Ptolemaeus region Craters: Ptolemaeus, Albategnius, Alphonsus, Herschel, Flammarion; Features: Sinus Medii, Ranger 9 landing site
Arzachel region Craters: Arzachel, Purbach, Werner, Aliacensis, Regiomontatnus, Deslandres, Walter
Deslandres region Craters: Deslandres, Walter, Orontius, Huggins, Nasireddin, Miller, Stofler, Faraday, Maginus
Maginus region Craters: Maginus, Heraclitus, Moretus, Curtius

Meade Pictor 416XT images
Montes Alpes region Mare Imbrium region (click on image)

Afocal Images (through telescope eyepiece)
Last Quarter Moon Last Quarter Moon (click on image)

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