Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Moon - 6 days old

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This image of the 6 day old Moon was taken by Brian Dodson at 00:40 on the 15th February 2016. Brian used a Canon 300D camera attached to a 32mm eyepiece with his Explore Scientific 5" refractor. It is a 1/200th second exposure at ISO 1600. Other than rotating the image no image processing has been used.  Image Copyright: Brian Dodson.




Chris Newsome took an image of the Moon he originally photographed on the evening of the 13th February 2008 (see below) and turned it into this 3D version using the Image J software. It includes the large craters Stofler (centre) and Maurolycus (upper right). The image was taken using two Barlow lenses with a Celestron C8-N telescope and a Meade LPI camera. The image is comprised of 257 frames using a 57 point multistack in Registax v4 and was further processed in CS2.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.




These four images of the Moon were taken by Chris Newsome on the 30th May 2009. Chris used a Meade ETX-105 with a Meade LPI camera and multipoint stacked the exposures in Registax v5 and then processed in CS2.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



This close up of the Moon by Chris Newsome includes the large craters Stofler (centre) and Maurolycus (upper right). It was taken on the evening of the 13th February 2008 using two Barlow lenses with a Celestron C8-N telescope and a Meade LPI camera. The image is comprised of 257 frames using a 57 point multistack in Registax v4 and was further processed in CS2.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



Chris Newsome took this unusual image of the 6.5 day old Moon showing Earthshine on the night side on the 4th April 2006. It is a composite of three images taken using a Canon EOS 300D camera through a Skywatcher 80T telescope (1 x 4 second, 1 x 1/30th second and 1 x 1/160th second at 100ASA - selected from a total of 30 images). The three image layers were overlayed, and brightness and contrast adjusted in CS2, before being converted to JPEG format.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



The following mosaic of the Moon was assembled by Adrian Brown from 10 images he captured on the evening of 25th April 2004. He used an ATK-1C web cam through a Celestron CGE-11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. As the CCD in the camera has a small field of view he used a focal reducer to change from the scope's f/10 focal ratio to f/6.3.  Image Copyright: Adrian Brown.



The following picture by Chris Newsome is a montage of 6 images comprising the 6 day old Moon taken on the 14th May 2005.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



The following image of the crescent Moon was taken by Chris Newsome on the 14th April 2005. The prominent crater with the brightly lit central peak in the middle of the picture is Theophilus, which from top to bottom as the image is oriented forms a chain with the craters Cyrillus and Catharina. The smooth region immediately to the right (east) of this chain is Mare Nectaris, while to the north (above) and partly in darkness is the famous Sea of Tranquility. Chris used a Celestron C6-N telescope with a Meade LPI camera to take the picture. The single frame was processed in Photoshop.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



The following image is a close-up of the craters Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina. It was taken by Chris Newsome on the 14th April 2005 through his Meade ETX-105 using an LPI camera and a 2x Barlow lens. The single frame was processed in Photoshop. For scale Theophilus is 63 miles in diameter.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.


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