Gallery of Lunar Images,
Taken with Fresno State's Campus Observatory,
Largely by Students

The Moon
The Moon
, 2002 August 18, 1-second exposure at f/10 on 35-mm Kodak Gold 100 film, with the 4"x5" print scanned at 600 dpi, resampled, and reduced by 50% by F. Ringwald.

The Moon and Venus
The Moon and Venus
. (The reflected Earthshine on the Moon is called the "Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms.") This is a 1/15-second exposure on 800-speed Fujicolor Superia X-Tra film, through a zoom telephoto lens with f = 135 mm at f/4 and post-processed with Neat Image, by F. Ringwald.

Not the Bridge on the Moon
NOT the Bridge on the Moon
: This image shows that the "Bridge on the Moon," at the western edge of Mare Crisium, is an optical illusion, with sunlight shining right through it. (The eye can perceive that the two promontories are connected, but the unsympathetic eye of a digital camera clearly shows they are not.)

This is a 1/15-s b/w exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel DSLR camera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 100 at f/20 through the Meade LX200 16-inch telescope and a Hutech IDAS filter and unsharp masked, taken 2005 April 12 by F. Ringwald.

Gassendi crater
Gassendi crater
, 2006 May 8, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 9 (out of 2822) x 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/20 (with a Barlow lens) by F. Ringwald.

NOT 
the Bridge on the Moon
NOT the Bridge on the Moon
, 2005 November 17, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jarvis Jensen.

NOT the 
Bridge on the Moon
NOT the Bridge on the Moon
, 2005 November 18, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/20 (with a Barlow lens) by F. Ringwald.

Plato crater
Plato crater
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 21 (out of 2054) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/20 (with a Barlow lens) by F. Ringwald.

Plato 
crater, with Mount Pico to south
Plato crater, with Mount Pico to south
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 14 (out of 1622) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

Petavius crater
Petavius crater
, 2005 November 17, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Ashton Ellis.

35 hours to New Moon
35 hours to New Moon
, 2003 November 23. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 15x1-s ST-7XE exposures through the 70-mm guidescope at f/5.7 and a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Michelle Meyers.

Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon
, 2005 December 6, ToUcam image through the 70mm guidescope and unsharp-masked by F. Ringwald.

Moon 
During Daytime
The Moon During Daytime
, 1/800-second exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 100 through a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens with F = 85 mm by F. Ringwald.
The Full Moon
The Full Moon
, 2005 November 15, mosaic of four ToUcam images through the 70mm guidescope by Mike Blackston.

The Full Moon
The Full Moon
, same image as previously, but unsharp masked.

Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon
, 2005 November 17, ToUcam image through the 70mm guidescope and unsharp-masked by F. Ringwald.

Messier A 
(left) and Messier (right) craters
Messier A (left) and Messier (right) craters
, 2005 November 17, ToUcam image at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

Tranquility Base
Tranquility Base
, 2005 December 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 19 (out of 2045) x 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

Rilles around Hippalus
Rilles around Hippalus
, 2006 February 8, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 92 (out of 2177) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

The Bay of Rainbows
The Bay of Rainbows
(Sinus Iridium), 2006 February 8, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 69 (out of 822) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

Archimedes crater
Archimedes crater
, 2006 April 6, wavelet-processed Registax stack of 13 (out of 1967) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/20 (with a Barlow lens) by F. Ringwald.

Aristarchus
Aristarchus
, 2006 February 11, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 156 (out of 2117) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

The Alps, the Alpine Valley, and Cassini crater
The Alps, the Alpine Valley, and Cassini crater
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 15 (out of 1594) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

Archimedes (left), Aristillus (top), and Autolycus (right)
Archimedes (left), Aristillus (top), and Autolycus (right)
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 10 (out of 2075) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

The 
Appenine Mountains
The Appenine Mountains and the Apollo 15 landing site
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 28 (out of 1562) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

Eratosthenes
Eratosthenes crater, at the south end of the Apennine mountains
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.

Alphonsus and the Straight Wall
The crater Alphonsus (with prominent central peak), with the Straight Wall (an 800-foot cliff) to lower left
, 2003 July 20. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 30x0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 with a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald.

Northeast Mare Imbrium
Northeast Mare Imbrium
, 2003 July 20. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 30x0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 with a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald.

The 
Moon's Southern Highlands
The Moon's Southern Highlands
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jonathan Roveto.
The Straight Wall
The Straight Wall
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.

The Straight Wall
The Straight Wall
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 5 (out of 2400) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

The Moon's South Pole
The Moon's South Pole
, 2006 February 11, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 91 (out of 2187) x 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by F. Ringwald.

The Moon's Southern Highlands
The Moon's Southern Highlands
, 2003 May 11. This is an unsharp-masked 0.12-s ST-8 exposure at f/10 with a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald.

Langrenus crater
Langrenus crater
, 2005 November 17, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jarvis Jensen.

The 
Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 3 (out of 1893) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.

Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands, including the crater Tycho
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.

The Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands
, 2006 April 6, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 69 (out of 1841) x 1/30-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/6.3 by F. Ringwald.
Mare Orientale
Mare Orientale
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.

Clavius crater
Clavius crater, near the South Pole
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.

Copernicus crater
Copernicus crater, ``Monarch of the Moon''
, 2003 October 17 (Last Quarter). This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures at f/10 through a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Scott Endler.
Waxing Crescent Moon
Five-Day-Old Moon
, 2003 October 30. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures through the 70-mm guidescope at f/5.7 and a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by Michelle Meyers, processed by Andrea Rodarte.

First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon
, November 1. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures through the 70-mm guidescope at f/5.7 and a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by John Culver, processed by Andrea Rodarte.

Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter Moon
, 2003 November 15. This is an unsharp-masked composite of 0.12-s ST-7XE exposures through the 70-mm guidescope at f/5.7 and a 4.5-nm Custom Scientific H alpha filter by F. Ringwald, processed by Andrea Rodarte.

thin crescent Moon
The 42-hour-old Moon
, 2005 March 11 at 7:36 p.m., 1/15-second exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 400 through the 16-inch LX200 telescope and a Meade focal reducer at f/3.3, by F. Ringwald.

Moon, Venus, and Jupiter
The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter
, 2005 September 6, 1-second exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 200 through a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens with f = 55 mm at f/3.5, by F. Ringwald.

Moon, Venus, and Jupiter
The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter
, 2005 September 8, 1-second exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 200 through a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens with f = 55 mm at f/3.5, by F. Ringwald.

Notice how the Moon has moved about 24 degrees, relative to the planets, in the two nights (the Moon being about half a degree across).

8-day-old Moon
The Eight-Day-Old Moon
, 2006 November 28, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 348 (out of 1587) x 1/125-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures through the 70mm guidescope by Zachary Girazian.

80mm guidescope 
image of the Moon
80mm guidescope image of the Moon
, 2006 June 30, unsharp-masked unfiltered 0.1-s ST-8 image at f/11.7 by F. Ringwald.

AAA
Archimedes, Autolycus, and Aristillus craters
(left to right), 2006 November 30, wavelet-processed Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Kenia Velasco.

Alpine Valley
The Alpine Valley
, wavelet-processed Registax stack unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Nathan Siemens.

Bailly crater
Bailly crater on the terminator
, 2006 December 12, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Michael Ragsdale.

Cleomedes crater
Cleomedes crater
, wavelet-processed Registax stack unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Nathan Siemens.

Just past Full
Just Past Full
, mosaic of ToUcam images through the 70mm guidescope by David Baer.

Just past Full
Just Past Full
, unsharp-masked mosaic of ToUcam images through the 70mm guidescope by David Baer.

Copernicus 
crater
Newcomb crater
, unsharp-maksed Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jeraldo Martinez.

Copernicus 
crater
Copernicus crater
, 2006 November 29, sharpened Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Ian Reith.

Copernicus
Copernicus crater
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Kenia Velasco.

Duiago crater
Duniago crater
, unsharp-masked Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Nathan Siemens.

Kepler crater
Kepler crater
, unsharp-masked Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jamie Vargas.

Lacus Mortis
Lacus Mortis
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jonathan Roveto.

La Perouse crater
La Perouse crater
, 2006 December 5, unsharp-masked Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by David Baer.

Longomontanus crater
Longomontanus crater
, 2006 November 29, sharpened Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Ian Reith.


Marius 
and crater and the Marius Hills
Marius crater and the Marius Hills
, 2006 December 2, wavelet-sharpened Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/20 by Michael Ragsdale.

Marius 
and Reiner craters and the Marius Hills
Marius and Reiner craters and the Marius Hills
, 2006 December 3, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 155 (out of 1160) x 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Zachary Girazian.

Schickard 
crater
Schickard crater
, 2006 December 2, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Michael Ragsdale.


Messier crater
Messier crater
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Kenia Velasco.


Philolaus crater, near the Moon's North Pole
Philolaus crater, near the Moon's North Pole
, 2006 December 1, unsharp-masked Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by David Baer.

Plato crater
Plato crater
, 2006 November 30, wavelet-sharpened Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Kenia Velasco.


Reiner crater
Ramsden crater and rilles, and Palus Epidemarium
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jonathan Roveto.

Reiner crater
Reiner crater and magnetic swirl
, 2006 December 2, wavelet-processed Registax stack of 1/15-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Michael Ragsdale.

The 
Bay of Rainbows at high Sun angle
The Bay of Rainbows at high Sun angle
, 2006 December 4, wavelet-sharpened Registax stack of unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jeraldo Martinez.

The Bay of Rainbows
The Bay of Rainbows
, 2006 November 30, unsharp-masked Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Jamie Vargas.

Tycho crater
Tycho crater
, 2006 November 29, sharpened Registax stack of 1/25-s unfiltered Philips ToUcam exposures at f/10 by Ian Reith.

The phases of the Moon
The phases of the Moon
, 2006 May 1-22, exposures ranging from 1/60 second to 15 seconds with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ISO 400 through the 70mm guidescope at f/11.4 (with a 2x Barlow lens), by F. Ringwald.


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