ASTRONOMY GALLERY - Lunar Images

Lunar Images

Images captured by staff, students and friends of the Saddleback Astronomy Program. All images were taken using Astronomy Department telescopes and equipment (including student iPhones) as noted. 

See below for link to an excellent High Resolution Lunar Map download from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

thumb_20180131_lunar_eclpise_dng_raw_to_tiff_redo_iii.jpg Lunar Eclipse 01/31/18 - Nikon D850, 400mm Nikkor Full Moon 04/28/18 - Nikon D750 1200mm Nikkor
Beginning of Lunar Eclipse 01/31/18 - Nikon D850, 400mm Nikkor Shadow Progressing Lunar Eclipse 01/31/18 - Nikon D850, 400mm Nikkor
1st Quarter Moon 12/15/2018 - TEC 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus  Lunar Detail 12/15/2018 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Mons Apenninus
Lunar Detail 12/15/2018 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Cratered Southern Region Lunar Detail 12/15/2018 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Lunar Surface Fault "Rupes Recta"
Lunar Detail 12/15/2018 - 10 " Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel  Lunar Detail 02/11/19 - 10 " Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Mare Serenitatis
Lunar Detail 02/11/19 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Souther Region Lunar Detail 02/11/19 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Rille Detail 
  Lunar Detail 02/11/19 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus Cropped Mare Serenitatis Floor Detail  Moon - Venus Conjunction 07/15/18 Nikon D850 400mm Nikkor 1/100 sec, F4, ISO 100
 Moon - Venus Conjunction 07/15/18 Nikon D850 1200mm Nikkor 1/20 sec, F11, ISO 100  Crescent Moon 02/05/19 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus
 Crescent Moon showing unilluminated details  02/05/19 - 10" Nikon D850 Prime Focus  Full Moon showing Tyco Ray System 03/02/18 - 4" Takahashi Nikon D750 Prime Focus
 Full Moon 03/02/18 High Contrast - 4" Takahashi Nikon D750 Prime Focus  Crescent Moon and Venus 05/17/18 - Nikon D850 50mm
Crescent Moon and Venus 05/17/18 - Nikon D850 135mm  Lunar Halo (Dog Moon) 11/17/18 - Nikon D850 28mm
 Lunar Detail (Negative) Showing Tyco Ray System 04/28/18 - Nikon D850 1200mm Nikkor Lunar Detail 2/15/18 - 10" Nikon D850 Extreme Crop Mare Mare Imbrium 
Lunar Detail (Negative) Show Mare Floor 04/28/18 - Nikon D850 1200mm Nikkor Full Moon (Negative High Contrast Bypass) 04/28/18 - Nikon D850 1200mm Nikkor
Lunar Eclipse I 09/27/15 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena Lunar Eclipse II 09/27/15 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena
Lunar Eclipse III 09/27/15 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena Lunar Eclipse IV 09/27/15 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena
Harvest Moon 10/05/17 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena Harvest Moon (Inverse Image) 10/05/17 - Pentax D-50 135mm F3.5 Zeiss-Jena
Crescent Moon 04/17/18 - Nikon D850 1200mm Nikkor 1/40sec, f/11, ISO100 Lunar Detail 05/06/18 - Meade 16" SCT D850 26mm Eyepiece Projection 1/30sec, ISO100

Older Lunar Images (on film where indicated)

Saddleback-College-Astronomy Montes Caucasus (16" SCT). Saddleback-College-Astronomy First Quarter Moon (35mm film).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Waxing moon (80mm refractor). Saddleback-College-Astronomy Star trails (35mm film).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Crater Cyrillus (16" SCT). Saddleback-College-Astronomy Lunar eclipse (35mm digital).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Mare Crisium and Mare Fecunditatis. Saddleback-College-Astronomy Lunar eclipse (35mm digital).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Mare Crisium (10" SCT). Saddleback-College-Astronomy Lunar drawing (K.Malone).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Mare Frigoris w/craters (16" SCT). Saddleback-College-Astronomy Lunar drawing (K.Malone).
Saddleback-College-Astronomy Crater Archimedes (16" SCT). Saddleback-College-Astronomy Lunar surface (Southern Hemisphere).

Lunar Images Taken by Students on iPhone

05/07/2017 iPhone - Meade 8" SCT

05/10/2017 Samsung SM-G930P 1/100 sec, F1.7 ISO320 - Meade 8" SCT

05/07/2017 Lunar Detail iPhone - Meade 8" SCT 05/10/2017 Lunar Detail Samsung SM-G930P 1/100 sec, F/1.7 ISO320 - Meade 8" SCT 
 07/03/2017 iPhone 6s 1/255 sec, F/2.2, ISO25 - Meade 8" SCT 05/11/2019 iPhone 6s 1/120 sec, F/2.2, ISO40 - TEC 10" APO Refractor

Links

Link to High Resolution Lunar Map from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.  NOTE: Both the Hi-Res and Low-Res versions of this map are quite large. 

Link to Geologic Map of Near Side of Moon. Right click your mouse to download large map.