The Moon

(27 Images)

Moon and Hot Air Balloon Image 1/27 Moon and Hot Air Balloon : Journey to the Moon of a hot air balloon in summer 1991. I followed the balloon by bike to get it closer to the Moon but it was too fast. Scanned from an old scratched negative strip. 210mm zoom lens, Fotolabo Club 200 Full Moon RisingImage 2/27 Full Moon Rising: Moon rising behind the woods of Bachtel. Shot through a d=90mm f=1000mm refracting telescope. September 1991, Kodak Ektar 125. MoonImage 3/27 Moon: Moon three days after full phase. Shot with Nikon Coolpix 990 handheld on the eyepiece of a d=300 f/4 Newtonian telescope. 3th November 2001 Image 4/27 : Image 5/27 : Image 6/27 :
Airplane crossing MoonImage 7/27 Airplane crossing Moon: An airplane crossing the full moon ... Sorry, this is a hoax. I copied an airplane across the moon. At least the two pictures were taken on the same evening and have the same scale. Taking a picture like this in real requires much luck and patience. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, composite (Moon 1/100s, airplane 1/250s), Scheidegg at Wald/ZH, 10 June 2006 Full moon risingImage 8/27 Full moon rising: The almost full moon rising behind the Swiss Alps. It was a day before full moon and the sun was still up, which made the moon look pale. I streched contrast a bit. Best time to take a picture of the rising moon is in dusk or dawn when the sun is already below the horizon but the sky is still bright enough to appear in color on the picture. — Nikon D200, William Optics Zenitstar Triplet APO, d=105mm, f=735mm, ISO 200, 1/100s. Scheidegg at Wald/ZH, 10. June 2006 Full moon risingImage 9/27 Full moon rising: The full moon is rising behind trees. It's dusk and the sky is still bright enough to appear blue on a picture. — Nikon D200, William Optics Zenitstar Triplet APO, d=105mm, f=735mm, ISO 400, 1/100s, Scheidegg Wald/ZH, 10 June 2006 Balloon crossing moonImage 10/27 Balloon crossing moon: Surreptitious advertising ... okay, this picture is a fake. The ballon passed the Moon in a distance of about 1-2 degrees. But the size and brightness are correct. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, ISO 200, 1/500s, Rapperswil, 18 June 2006 Waning half moonImage 11/27 Waning half moon: The waning moon one day after half moon, shot in the dawn. The darker the sky the more contrast one has on the moon's surface. But in summer one has to get up damn early for this ;-) I used the Photoshop Neat Image plugin to reduce noise and an unsharp mask before scaling the picture — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, 2x Nikon Telekonverter, ISO 400, 1/30s, Rapperswil, 19 June 2006 05:25 MESZ Lunar Eclipse 2007Image 12/27 Lunar Eclipse 2007: Interval picture of the lunar eclipse with palm trees in Ascona. The moon is crossing the Earth's shadow. The interval duration is 8 minutes. The lights in the park are illuminating the palm trees with a yellow light. I had to mask the palms on moth of the pictures - otherwise they would be burned out in yellow colour. No light pollution would be better. Then one can flash the palms on one picture and get natural colours. — Nikon D200, AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm, 6s @ f/4, ISO 100, Ascona, 3./4. March 2007
Moon crescentImage 13/27 Moon crescent: The small crescent of the moon, 2.27 days after new moon. — William Optics Zenitstar d=105mm, f=735mm, Vixen GP-D2 mount with FS2 drive, 2x teleconverter, Nikon D200, ISO 100, 1/4s, Ahornalp, 18 May 2007 Dark side of the moonImage 14/27 Dark side of the moon: The dark side of the moon is lightened up by the bright earth on a black starry sky. This phenomenon is called earth shine — William Optics Zenitstar d=105mm, f=735mm, Vixen GP-D2 mount with FS2 drive, 2x teleconverter, Nikon D200, ISO 400, 8s, RAW +1LW, Ahornalp, 18 May 2007 Moon sickleImage 15/27 Moon sickle: The small crescent of the moon, 2.27 days after new moon. — William Optics Zenitstar d=105mm, f=735mm, Vixen GP-D2 mount with FS2 drive, 2x teleconverter, Nikon D200, ISO 100, 1/8s, Ahornalp, 19 May 2007 Image 16/27 : Image 17/27 : Image 18/27 :
Saturn occultationImage 19/27 Saturn occultation: The end of the Saturn occultation by the Moon. The pictures from the beginning were too bad because the objective lens was decollimated. I had to collimate it during the eclipse. If the rear lens pair is just 1mm out of center then the picture is very unsharp and has color seams. — Nikon D200, William Optics Zenitstar d=105mm f=735mm, 2x Teleconverter, ISO 200, 1/13s, Falera observatory, 22 May 2007 Lunar Eclipse 2007Image 20/27 Lunar Eclipse 2007: Moon entering penumbra (half shadow) of the earth. The penumbra is the zone in the earth's shadow where only a part of the sun's disk is visible. The darkness is gradually increasing to the center of the shadow where the whole sun disk is behind the earth. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, ISO 100, 1/60s, Ascona, 4 March 2007, 23:18 MEZ Lunar Eclipse 2007Image 21/27 Lunar Eclipse 2007: Moon entering umbra (core shadow) of the earth. The term core shadow means that in this part the whole Sun is behind the earth, so there is no direct sunlight. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, ISO 100, 1/60s, Ascona, 4 March 2007, 23:18 MEZ Lunar Eclipse 2007Image 22/27 Lunar Eclipse 2007: The Earth casts its shadow on the moon. On this picture the moon's part which is exposed to the sunlight is overexposured to show the different colours of the core shadow. The colours range from brown, red to blue and are caused by diffraction in the Earth's atmosphere. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, ISO 800, 1/2s, Ascona, 4 March 2007, 23:29 MEZ Lunar Eclipse 2007Image 23/27 Lunar Eclipse 2007: Totality of the lunar eclipse of 3/4 March 2007. One can see the different colours ranging from red, yellow and blue. The different colours are caused by the earth's atmosphere that looks like a glowing ring when seen from the moon during the eclipse - like a dusk. Unfortunately this picture is an unsharp combination of 4 pictures with high ISO number because I didn't have a motorized mount and therefore one couldn't make longer exposures than 1/2 second. Noise reduction with Neat Image plugin — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, ISO 1600x2, 1/2s, Ascona, 4 March 2007, 00:27 MEZ Moon, 9.39 days oldImage 24/27 Moon, 9.39 days old: The Moon 9.39 days after new moon. Just a test picture with my new Vixen Great Polaris GP D2 mount with FS2 drive unit. — Nikon D200, William Optics ZenithStar 105mm f/7, 2x Teleconverter, 27 March 2007
Moon craterImage 25/27 Moon crater: Craters on the Moon. I don't know all their names. Picture was take somewhen in the 90's and sharpened with Neat Image. I don't remember which telescope I used then: 90mm Schiefspiegler or 300mm Newtonian? Mare humorum, TychoImage 26/27 Mare humorum, Tycho: Moon region with crater Tycho and Mare Humorum. Shot somewhere in the 90's Saturn occultationImage 27/27 Saturn occultation: The Moon is covering Saturn. One can see very well the differences in the brightnesses. The Moon is overexposed while Saturn is underexposed. Not very sharp picture. Probably an 30cm f/4 Newtonian with eyepiece projection is not the right instrument for this kind of picture. I used the hat trick to reduce vibrations of the shutter. — Minolta SRT-101, d=300m f=1200mm Newtonian, Güntisberg (Wald/ZH), 3 November 2001