Lunar Gallery



Philips SPC900NC web camera with a 3X barlow. Meade LXD55 8" SCT. IR blocking filter.
Captured with K3CCDTools. Aligned and stacked with Registax.
Apr. 1, 2012
3X barlow. 1/33 sec. Brightness 50%, Gain 41%. Saturation 50%. Gamma 0%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5).
Mare Nubium, Guericke, Parry M, Tolansky, and Parry D
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Eratosthenes
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Archimedes
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Cassini
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Mare Nubium, Guericke, Parry M, Tolansky, and Parry D
100 Frames, 2:08 UT
Eratosthenes
100 Frames, 2:14 UT
Archimedes
200 Frames, 2:20 UT
Cassini
200 Frames, 2:28 UT


Philips SPC900NC web camera with a 3X barlow. Meade LXD55 8" SCT. IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. Aligned and stacked with Registax.
Aug. 1, 2010
1/50 sec. Brightness 50%, Gain 57%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 0%. Final processing with Photoshop CS2. Seeing was excellent (almost a 5 out of 5).
Plato
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Copernicus
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Plato
400 Frames, 10:25 UT
Copernicus
400 Frames, 10:20 UT

Webcam images. ImagingSource DBK 21AF04 color camera. Meade LXD55 8" SCT. IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. Aligned and stacked with Registax.
Aug. 30, 2009
175 Frames stacked, 2:34 UT. 3X Barlow. 1/100 sec. Gain 100%. Saturation 50%. Gamma 0%. Final processing with AstraImage, NeatImage and PhotoShop. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5).
Kepler
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Webcam images. Logitech QC Pro 4000. Meade LXD55 8" SCT. IR blocking filter.
Captured with K3CCDTools. Aligned and stacked with Registax.
Dec. 19, 2007
Prime focus. 1/100 sec. Brightness 39% to 54%, Gain 17%. Saturation 50%. Gamma 48%. Final processing with Astroart. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Montes Alpes, Cassini, Vallis Alpes, and Plato
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Copernicus
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Clavius
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Montes Alpes, Cassini, Vallis Alpes, and Plato
400 Frames, 9:39 UT
Copernicus
400 Frames, 9:41 UT
Clavius
475 Frames, 9:44 UT
Sept. 2, 2007
Prime focus. 1/100 sec. Brightness 34%, Gain 35%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 29%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Curtius
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Clavius
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Curtius
1000 Frames, 9:57 UT
Clavius
1000 Frames, 10:04 UT
July 6, 2007
Prime focus. 1/100 sec. Brightness 49%, Gain 35%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 13%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Vallis Alpes
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Cassini
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Aristillus and Autolycus
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Vallis Alpes
470 Frames, 9:39 UT
Cassini
550 Frames, 9:41 UT
Aristillus and Autolycus
525 Frames, 9:44 UT
Vallis Alpes
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Manilus and Rima Hyginus
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Agrippa and Godin
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Apennis Mountains
515 Frames, 9:49 UT
Manilus and Rima Hyginus
525 Frames, 9:51 UT
Agrippa and Godin (center right)
525 Frames, 9:54 UT
June 25, 2007
Prime focus. 1/100 sec. Brightness 49%, Gain 60%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 26%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). The observing session was cut short when clouds developed after about 15 minutes after starting.
Copernicus
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Bullialdus
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Copernicus
882 Frames, 3:01 UT
Bullialdus
780 Frames, 3:10 UT
June 24, 2007
Prime focus. 1/100 sec. Brightness 53%, Gain 37%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 52%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Rupes Recta
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Apennis Mountains
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Mare Imbrium
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Rupes Recta (Straight Wall)
650 Frames, 2:53 UT
Apennis Mountains
868 Frames, 3:02 UT
Mare Imbrium
880 Frames, 3:07 UT


Webcam images. ToUcam Pro. Meade LXD55 8" SCT. IR blocking filter.
Captured with K3CCDTools. Aligned and stacked with Registax.
April 9, 2006
3X barlow. 1/100 sec. Brightness: 54%, Gain: 67%. Saturation 100%. Gamma 3%. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Copernicus - April 9, 2006
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Copernicus
900 Frames, 3:34 UT
July 16, 2005
3X barlow. 1/25 sec. Brightness and gain ~50%. Saturation ~50%. Gamma ~0%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Copernicus
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Plato
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Scoresby
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Copernicus
400 Frames, 2:53 UT
Plato
300 Frames, 2:57 UT
Scoresby
300 Frames, 3:01 UT
June 15, 2005
3X barlow. 1/25 sec. Brightness and gain ~50%. Saturation ~50%. Gamma ~0%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Menton
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Vallis Alpes
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Menton
410 Frames, 2:09 UT
Vallis Alpes
600 Frames, 2:05 UT
May 16, 2005
3X barlow. 1/25 sec. Brightness and gain ~50%. Saturation ~50%. Gamma ~0%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).
Albategnius
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Vallis Alpes
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Albategnius
900 Frames, 2:50 UT
Vallis Alpes
800 Frames, 3:00 UT
Apr. 15, 2005
3X barlow. 1/100 sec. Brightness and gain ~40%. Saturation ~50%. Gamma ~25%. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average to good (~3 out of 5).
Fracastorius
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Cleomedes
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Taruntius
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Messier
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Fracastorius
300 Frames, 1:29 UT
Cleomedes
465 Frames, 1:39 UT
Taruntius
488 Frames, 1:45 UT
Messier
514 Frames, 1:49 UT
Rima G Bond
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Atlas
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Rima G Bond
450 Frames, 1:56 UT
Atlas
433 Frames, 1:59 UT
Jan. 04, 2004
Prime focus
Clavious Region
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Straight Wall
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Copernicus
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Plato
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Clavious Region
500 Frames
Straight Wall
400 Frames
Copernicus
400 Frames
Plato
400 Frames
Nov. 30, 2003
Prime focus
Rima Ariadaeus
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Aristoteles
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Mare Serenitatis
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Catharina
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Rima Ariadaeus
200 Frames
Aristoteles
400 Frames
Mare Serenitatis
200 Frames
Catharina
200 Frames
Nov, 16, 2003
Prime focus
Alphonsus
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Plato
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Copernicus
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Archimedes
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Alphonsus
300 Frames
Plato
400 Frames
Copernicus
400 Frames
Archimedes
300 Frames




Mosaics
Sept. 2, 2007
Waning Gibbous - Southern Highlands.
Created mosaic using AutoStitch to combine 15 images in the southern highlands. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Waning Gibbous Southern Highlands
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Sept. 2, 2007
Waning Gibbous - Southern Highlands.
Created mosaic using AutoStitch to combine 15 images in the southern highlands. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Waning Gibbous Southern Highlands
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July 6, 2007
Last Quarter - Terminator.
Created mosaic using iMerge to combine nine images along the terminator in the northern hemisphere. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Last Quarter Terminator
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July 6, 2007
Last Quarter - Terminator.
Created mosaic using iMerge to combine nine images along the terminator in the northern hemisphere. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Last Quarter Terminator
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June 25, 2007
Waxing Gibbous - Terminator around Copernicus.
Created mosaic using iMerge to combine three images around Copernicus. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Copernicus
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June 24, 2007
First Quarter - Mare Imbrium.
Created mosaic using iMerge to combine two images of the eastern Mare Imbrium region. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.
Mosaic - Mare Imbrium
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June 25, 2004
Waxing Cresent.
Created mosaic using iMerge to combine northern and southern hemispere images. ToUcam Pro attached to a 500mm telephoto lens.
Mosaic - Waxing Cresent
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Digital Camera - Afocal Images
June 22, 2007
Waxing Cresent
Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8" SCT and a 52mm eyepiece.
Waxing Cresent
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Waxing Cresent
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Nov. 10, 2005
One day past First Quarter
Olympus D-460 afocal with a 6 inch Newtonian and a 40mm eyepiece. I had just finished cleaning my old 6 inch Newtonian after 20+ years of neglect in order to take it to an observing session, sponsored by the local astronomy club, for 150+ boy scouts. Seeing conditions were poor to average. Exposure was ~1/200 second at ISO 125.
Nov. 10 2005 One day past First Quarter
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March 23, 2003
Last Quarter
Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8" SCT and a 25mm eyepiece.
Last Quarter
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March 10, 2003
First Quarter
Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8" SCT and a 25mm eyepiece.
First Quarter
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Jan. 07, 2003
Waxing Cresent
Olympus D-460 afocal with a 6" Newtonian reflector and a 40mm eyepiece.
Waxing Cresent
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Nov. 11, 2002
First Quarter
Olympus D-460 afocal with a 6" Newtonian reflector and a 40mm eyepiece.
First Quarter
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Film Cameras
First Quarter Moon. June 24, 2007.
Olympus astro camera with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT and 25mm eyepiece.
1/4 second exposure on Kodak ASA 200 color print film. Print was scanned and then enhanced using Lucy-Richardson deconvolution and then adjusted in Paint Shop Pro and finally noise filtering was applied with Neat Image
First Quarter - Mare Imbrium
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First Quarter Moon. June 24, 2007.
Olympus astro camera with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT and 25mm eyepiece.
1/4 second exposure on Kodak ASA 200 color print film. Print was scanned and then enhanced using Lucy-Richardson deconvolution and then adjusted in Paint Shop Pro and finally noise filtering was applied with Neat Image
First Quarter - Straight Wall
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First Quarter Moon. January 2, 2006.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT at prime focus. 1/250 second exposure on Fuji ASA 800 color print film. Three negatives stacked with Registax and image processing with PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro, and Neat Image.
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First Quarter Moon. June 24, 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT at prime focus.
1/5 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.
First Quarter
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Clavius. April 10, 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded).
1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.
Clavius
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Plato. April 10, 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded).
1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.
Plato
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Staight Wall. April 10, 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded).
1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.
Staight Wall
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Tycho. April 10, 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded).
1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.
Tycho
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Waxing Gibbous. Sometime between November 2002 and April 2003.
Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8" SCT at prime focus.
Unknown exposure on Kodax UltraMax 400 color print film.
Waxing Gibbous 2003
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Waxing Crescent Moon. ~1978.
Celestron 8" SCT. Homemade 3 1/4 inch x 4 1/4 inch sheet film camera at the prime focus.
I don't have the exposure time recorded. I recall that we used the old hat trick for exposing the film. This image was scanned from the negative and enhanced with Photoshop CS2 and AstraImage 4.0.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Waxing Crescent
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Waxing Gibbous Moon. Mar. 31, 1977.
Celestron 8" SCT. Praktica FX afocal.
1/5 second exposure on Fuji ASA 100 slide film. Composite of 7 negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, AstraImage and Neat Image. The original images were way off in color (red) due to the film that I had used at the time was expired. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Waxing Gibbous
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Waxing Crescent Moon. Mar. 26, 1977.
Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus with a Nikon-F camera and Plus-X film.
12 images with exposures of 1/8 to 1/4 second were stacked with Registax and processed with Photoshop, AstraImage and Neat Image.
The images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Waxing Crescent
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Nov. 14, 1976. Last Quarter Moon.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
This image is a stack of 16 negatives that were scanned with my Nikon LS-30 scanner. Registax was used for stacking and Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image were used for image processing.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Last Quarter
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Nov. 14, 1976. Last Quarter Moon.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
1/4 second exposure on Kodak Panatomic-X film.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Last Quarter
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Oct. 08, 1976. One day past Full.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
1/15 second exposure on Kodak High Contrast Copy film.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
One day past Full
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Sept. 30, 1976. First Quarter.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
This image is a stack of eight negatives that were scanned with my Nikon LS-30 scanner. Registax was used for stacking and Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image were used for image processing.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
First Quarter
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Sept. 30, 1976. First Quarter.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
1/30 second exposure on Kodak Plus-X film.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
First Quarter
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Sept. 28, 1976. Waxing Cresent.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
This image is a stack of seven negatives that were scanned with my Nikon LS-30 scanner. Registax was used for stacking and Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image were used for image processing.
Images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Waxing Crescent
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Sept. 28, 1976. Waxing Cresent.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
1/15 second exposure on Kodak Panatomic-X film.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Waxing Crescent
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Full Moon. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early in 1977.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
High Contrast Copy film. Exposure unknown. Over the years the documentation on this image has been lost.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Full Moon
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Full Moon. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early in 1977.
Nikon F with a Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
High Contrast Copy film. Composite of three frames stacked with Registax. Exposures unknown.
Over the years the documentation on this image has been lost.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Full Moon
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Waning Gibbous. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early in 1977.
Celestron 8" SCT at prime focus.
HW Control film. ASA 50. 1/4 second exposure.
Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.
Scanned with a Nikon LS-30 scanner. Processed with Photoshop CS 2, AstraImage 4.0, and NeatImage.
Full Moon
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First Quarter. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT. Fuji ASA 100 color slide film. Exposure unknown. Composite of 15 negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, AstraImage and Neat Image. The original images were way off in color (red) due to the film that I had used at the time was expired. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and Neat Image. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. First Quarter
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Waxing Cresent. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT. Fuji ASA 100 color slide film. Exposure unknown. Composite of 14 negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, AstraImage and Neat Image. The original images were way off in color (red) due to the film that I had used at the time was expired. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. Waxing Cresent
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Waning Gibbous. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT. Fuji ASA 100 color slide film. Exposure unknown. Composite of 11 negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, AstraImage and Neat Image. The original images were way off in color (red) due to the film that I had used at the time was expired. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. Waning Gibbous
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Waxing Gibbous. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT Praktica FX afocal. 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 second exposures on 20 year old (in 1977) Kodak Plus-X film. Composite of 12 negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image. Images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. Waxing Gibbous
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One Day Past First Quarter. Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT Praktica FX afocal. 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 second exposures on 20 year old (in 1977) Kodak Plus-X film.. Composite of five negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image. Images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. First Quarter
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Waxing Crescent (4 days old). Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT and Nikon-F camera. 1/4 and 1/2 second exposures on Kodak Panatomic-X film. Composite of nine negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image. Images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. Waxing Crescent
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Waxing Crescent (3 days old). Exact date unknown. Somewhere in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8" SCT and Nikon-F camera. 1/2 second exposure on Kodak Panatomic-X film. Composite of six negatives scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Neat Image. Images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory. Waxing Crescent
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My Earliest Lunar Images. The following images were taken with my 6 inch newtonian and a homemade sheet film camera using eyepiece projection. Images were taken from Grayling, MI.
Nearly Full Moon. 10/17/1975.
Kodak TriX-X film. Exposure approximately 1/2 second.
Nearly Full Moon
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Last Quarter Moon. 10/25/1975.
Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure approximately 1/4 second.
Last Quarter
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Waxing Gibbous. Some time in 1975.
Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure approximately 1/4 second.
Waxing Gibbous
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Waxing Crescent. Some time in 1975.
Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure unknown. Perhaps 1/2 second.
Waxing Crescent
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