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Webcam Images

Mare Nubium - Apr. 1, 2012 2:08 UT.

Mare Nubium, Guericke, Parry M, Tolansky, and Parry D. photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 100 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/33 sec. Brightness 50%, Gain 41%. Saturation 50%. Gamma 0%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5).

Eratosthenes - Apr. 1, 2012 2:14 UT.

Eratosthenes photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 100 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/33 sec, brightness 50%, gain 41%, saturation 50%, and gamma 0%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5).

Archimedes - Apr. 1, 2012 2:20 UT.

Archimedes photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 200 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/33 sec, brightness 50%, gain 41%, saturation 50%, and gamma 0%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5).

Cassini - Apr. 1, 2012 2:28 UT.

Cassini photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 200 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/33 sec, brightness 50%, gain 41%, saturation 50%, and gamma 0%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5).

Plato - Aug. 1, 2010 10:25 UT.

Plato photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera with a 3X barlow, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/50 sec, brightness 50%, gain 57%, saturation 100%, and gamma 0%. Final processing with PhotoShop CS2. Seeing was excellent (almost a 5 out of 5).

Copernicus - Aug. 1, 2010 10:20 UT.

Copernicus photographed with a Philips SPC900NC web camera with a 3X barlow, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/50 sec, brightness 50%, gain 57%, saturation 100%, and gamma 0%. Final processing with PhotoShop CS2. Seeing was excellent (almost a 5 out of 5).

Eratosthenes - Aug. 30, 2009 2:34 UT.

Eratosthenes photographed with an Imaging Source DBK 21AF04 color camera, Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 175 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, gain 100%, saturation 50%, and gamma 0%. Final processing with Astra Image, NeatImage and PhotoShop. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5).

Montes Alpes - Dec. 19, 2007 9:39 UT.

Montes Alpes, Cassini, Vallis Alpes, and Plato photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 39% to 54%, gain 17%, saturation 50%, and gamma 48%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Astroart. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Copernicus - Dec. 19, 2007 9:41 UT.

Copernicus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 39% to 54%, gain 17%, saturation 50%, and gamma 48%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Astroart. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Clavius - Dec. 19, 2007 9:44 UT.

Clavius photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 39% to 54%, gain 17%, saturation 50%, and gamma 48%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 475 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Astroart. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Curtius - Sept. 2, 2007 9:57 UT.

Curtius photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 34% to 54%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 29%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 1000 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Clavius - Sept. 2, 2007 10:04 UT.

Clavius photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 34%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 29%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 1000 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Vallis Alpes - July 6, 2007 9:39 UT.

Vallis Alpes photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 470 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Cassini - July 6, 2007 9:41 UT.

Cassini photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 550 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Aristillus and Autolycus - July 6, 2007 9:44 UT.

Aristillus and Autolycus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 525 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Apennis Mountains - July 6, 2007 9:49 UT.

Apennis Mountains photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 515 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Manilus and Rima Hyginus - July 6, 2007 9:51 UT.

Manilus and Rima Hyginus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 525 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Agrippa and Godin - July 6, 2007 9:54 UT.

Agrippa and Godin (center right) photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 35%, saturation 100%, and gamma 13%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 525 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Copernicus - June 25, 2007 3:01 UT.

Copernicus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 60%, saturation 100%, and gamma 26%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 882 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. 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.

Bullialdus - June 25, 2007 3:10 UT.

Bullialdus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 49%, gain 37%, saturation 100%, and gamma 26%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 780 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. 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.

Rupes Recta - June 24, 2007 2:53 UT.

Rupes Recta (Straight Wall) photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 53%, gain 37%, saturation 100%, and gamma 52%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 650 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Apennis Mountains - June 24, 2007 3:02 UT.

Apennis Mountains photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 53%, gain 37%, saturation 100%, and gamma 52%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 868 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Mare Imbrium - June 24, 2007 3:07 UT.

Mare Imbrium photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Logitech QC Pro 4000, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 53%, gain 37%, saturation 100%, and gamma 52%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 880 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Copernicus - April 9, 2006 3:34 UT.

Copernicus photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/100 sec, brightness 54%, gain 67%, saturation 100%, and gamma 3%. Captured with K3CCDTools. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. 900 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Copernicus - July 16, 2005 2:53 UT.

Copernicus photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Plato - July 16, 2005 2:57 UT.

Plato photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 300 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Scoresby - July 16, 2005 3:01 UT.

Scoresby photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 300 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Menton - June 15, 2005 2:09 UT.

Menton photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 410 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Vallis Alpes - June 15, 2005 2:05 UT.

Vallis Alpes photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 600 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Albategnius - May 16, 2005 2:50 UT.

Albategnius photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 900 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Vallis Alpes - May 16, 2005 3:00 UT.

Vallis Alpes photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~50%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~0%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 800 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5).

Fracastorius - Apr. 15, 2005 1:29 UT.

Fracastorius photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 300 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Cleomedes - Apr. 15, 2005 1:39 UT.

Cleomedes photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 465 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Taruntius - Apr. 15, 2005 1:45 UT.

Taruntius photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 488 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Messier - Apr. 15, 2005 1:49 UT.

Messier photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 514 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Rima G Bond - Apr. 15, 2005 1:56 UT.

Rima G Bond photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 450 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Atlas - Apr. 15, 2005 1:59 UT.

Atlas photographed with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, 3X barlow, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings were: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness ~40%, gain ~50%, saturation ~50%, and gamma ~25%. Captured with K3CCDTools. 433 frames aligned and stacked with Registax. Final processing with Paint Shop Pro. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5).

Clavious Region - Jan. 04, 2004.

Clavious Region photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 500 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Straight Wall - Jan. 04, 2004.

Straight Wall photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Copernicus - Jan. 04, 2004.

Copernicus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Plato - Jan. 04, 2004.

Plato photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Rima Ariadaeus - Nov. 30, 2003.

Rima Ariadaeus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 200 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Aristoteles - Nov. 30, 2003.

Aristoteles photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Mare Serenitatis - Nov. 30, 2003.

Mare Serenitatis photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 200 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Catharina - Nov. 30, 2003.

Catharina photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 200 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Alphonsus - Nov, 16, 2003.

Alphonsus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 300 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Plato - Nov, 16, 2003.

Plato photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Copernicus - Nov, 16, 2003.

Copernicus photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 400 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.

Archimedes - Nov, 16, 2003.

Archimedes photographed at prime focus with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, ToUcam Pro web camera, and IR blocking filter. Captured with K3CCDTools. 300 frames aligned and stacked with Registax.




Mosaics

Waning Gibbous - Southern Highlands. - Sept. 2, 2007.

The mosaic was created using AutoStitch to combine 15 images in the southern highlands. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.

Last Quarter - Terminator. - July 6, 2007.

The mosaic was created 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.

Waxing Gibbous - Terminator around Copernicus. - June 25, 2007.

The mosaic was created using iMerge to combine three images around Copernicus. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.

First Quarter - Mare Imbrium. - June 24, 2007.

The mosaic was created using iMerge to combine two images of the eastern Mare Imbrium region. Logitech QC Pro 4000 webcam and a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT.

First Quarter - Mare Imbrium. - June 25, 2004.

The mosaic was created using iMerge to combine Northern and Southern Hemisphere images. ToUcam Pro attached to a 500mm telephoto lens.




Digital Camera - Afocal Images

Waxing Crescent - June 22, 2007.

Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8 inch SCT and a 52mm eyepiece.

One Day Past First Quarter - Nov. 10, 2005.

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.

Last Quarter - March 23, 2003.

Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8 inch SCT and a 25mm eyepiece.

First Quarter - March 10, 2003.

Olympus D-460 afocal with an 8 inch SCT and a 25mm eyepiece.

Waxing Crescent - Jan. 07, 2003.

Olympus D-460 afocal with a 6 inch Newtonian reflector and a 40mm eyepiece.

First Quarter - Nov. 11, 2002.

Olympus D-460 afocal with a 6 inch Newtonian reflector and a 40mm eyepiece.




Film Camera Images

First Quarter - June 24, 2007.

Olympus astro camera with a Meade LXD55 8 inch 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 - June 24, 2007.

Olympus astro camera with a Meade LXD55 8 inch 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 - January 2, 2006.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch 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.

First Quarter - June 24, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT at prime focus. 1/5 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.

Clavius - April 10, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded). 1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.

Plato - April 10, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded). 1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.

Staight Wall - April 10, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded). 1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.

Tycho - April 10, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded). 1/2 second exposure on Polaroid ASA 800 color print film.

Waxing Gibbous - Approximately Jan 12, 2003.

Olympus OM1 with a Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT using eyepiece projection (eyepiece wasn't recorded). Unknown exposure on Kodax UltraMax 400 color print film. I originally, had stated that the image was taken between November 2002 and April 2003, but with the aid of Virtual Moon Atlas I was able to narrow the date down to about January 12, 2003.

Waxing Crescent - Approximately 1978.

Celestron 8 inch SCT, and 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 Astra Image 4.0. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

Waxing Gibbous - Mar. 31, 1977.

Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image 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 Crescent - Mar. 26, 1977.

Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image and Neat Image. The images were taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

Last Quarter - Nov. 14, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch 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 - Nov. 14, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch SCT at prime focus. 1/4 second exposure on Kodak Panatomic-X film. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

One Day Past Full - Oct. 08, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch SCT at prime focus. 1/15 second exposure on Kodak High Contrast Copy film. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

First Quarter - Sept. 30, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch 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 - Sept. 30, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch SCT at prime focus. 1/30 second exposure on Kodak Plus-X film. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

Waxing Crescent - Sept. 28, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch 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 - Sept. 28, 1976.

Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch SCT at prime focus. 1/15 second exposure on Kodak Panatomic-X film. Image taken at the Central Michigan University Observatory.

Full Moon - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in late 1976 or early in 1977. Using Virtual Lunar Atlas it appears that the image was taken on about May 4, 1977. Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch 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 - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in late 1976 or early in 1977. Using Virtual Lunar Atlas it appears that the image was taken on about November 8, 1976. Nikon F with a Celestron 8 inch 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.

Waning Gibbous - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in late 1976 or early in 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image 4.0, and NeatImage.

First Quarter - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in early 1977 with a Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image 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.

Waxing Crescent - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image 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 - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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, Astra Image 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 - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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.

One Day Past First Quarter - Exact Date Unknown.

This photograph was taken sometime in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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.

Waxing Crescent - Exact date unknown.

This photograph of the 4 day old Moon was taken sometime in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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 - Exact date unknown.

This photograph of the 3 day old Moon was taken sometime in late 1976 or early 1977. Celestron 8 inch 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.




My Earliest Lunar Images.

Nearly Full Moon - 10/17/1975.

This photograph was taken with a 6 inch Newtonian and a homemade sheet film camera using eyepiece projection. Kodak TriX-X film. Exposure was approximately 1/2 second. The photograph was taken from Grayling, MI.

Last Quarter - 10/25/1975.

This photograph was taken with a 6 inch Newtonian and a homemade sheet film camera using eyepiece projection. Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure was approximately 1/4 second. The photograph was taken from Grayling, MI.

Waxing Gibbous - Sometime in 1975.

This photograph was taken with a 6 inch Newtonian and a homemade sheet film camera using eyepiece projection. Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure was approximately 1/4 second. The photograph was taken from Grayling, MI.

Waxing Crescent - Sometime in 1975.

This photograph was taken with a 6 inch Newtonian and a homemade sheet film camera using eyepiece projection. Kodak Plus-X film. Exposure unknown, perhaps 1/2 second. The photograph was taken from Grayling, MI.