CODY Astronomical Society

 

THE MOON

 

Current Phase

Pictures and drawings by society members

Click here for advice on drawing the moon and some superb lunar drawings by member Gordon Lloyd

Supermoon May 2012
On may 6th 2012 the moon was nearer to the Earth (perigee) than at any time during the year. It was 14% larger and 30% brighter than average. Click the image to the left to see a photo by member Paul Curtis.
Moon - Archimedes, Aristillus, Mare Imbrium, Mare Serenitatis - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 500 frames, processed in Registax 6, 10th May 2011. Paul Curtis
Moon - phase 0.174, - 80mm Meade APO refractor f6, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 180frames, processed in Registax 4, Jan 2011 Paul Curtis
Clavius  101 frames, 1/20 sec, ISO 400, “afocal” through a 15mm or 26mm eyepiece with x3 barlow lens into my Olympus Stylus 800 compact digital camera, 15/11/10 2121GMT. Gordon Lloyd.
Copernicus, 99 frames, 1/20 sec, ISO 400, “afocal” through a 15mm or 26mm eyepiece with x3 barlow lens into my Olympus Stylus 800 compact digital camera,  15/11/10 1935GMT . Gordon Lloyd.
Mare Nubium, 101 frames, 1/20 sec, ISO400, “afocal” through a 15mm or 26mm eyepiece with x3 barlow lens into my Olympus Stylus 800 compact digital camera, 15/11/10 1930GMT. Gordon Lloyd.
Clavius, 101 frames, Cody Zeiss telescope (6" refractor). Magnification x 260. Seeing fair. Transparency medium. Camera: Olympus compact digital using afocal focusing. 100 exposures of about a tenth of a second using ISO 400. About 50 stacked using Registax, then Photoshop. 22/04/10. On the first (left) at 1942 GMT, the tips of the peaks on the west wall are just catching the sunlight. On the second (right) at 2123 GMT, they are clearly in sunlight. Gordon Lloyd
Moon, (lunar phase 58%), Meade  LX200 SCT  f6.3, Canon 450D EOS at prime focus. Average of 9 images x 1/200th second exposures at ASA400, Dec 2008. Paul Curtis
Moon, Theophilus (lunar phase -74.6% - past full), Meade  LX200 SCT  f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 270 x 1/50th second exposures, processed in Registax 2, Sept 2008. Paul Curtis
Lunar occultation of saturn. 22nd May 2007. 250mm Orion Newtonian, afocal image with Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera (5M pixel). Effective focal length 5200mm. Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Theophilus to Fracastorius, afocal image with Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera (5M pixel). Effective focal length 5200mm. November 2006, Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Hommel to the limb, afocal image with Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera (5M pixel). Effective focal length 5200mm. April 2007, Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Clavius, 3rd quarter, (Moon's colongitude 169degs) 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, 17mm eyepiece, afocal image with Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera (5M pixel). Effective focal length 5200mm. Aug 2007 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Clavius, 1st quarter, (Moon's colongitude 21degs), 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, Celestron Neximage Toucam webcam, Jan 2007 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Posidonius, (Moon's colongitude 335degs), 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, 17mm eyepiece, Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera, Apr 2007 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Ptolemaus to Deslande. (Moon's colongitude 17degs), 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, 26mm eyepiece, Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera, Jan 2008 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Appenine mountains. (Moon's colongitude 17degs), 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, 26mm eyepiece, Olympus compact microdigital 800 camera, Jan 2008 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon, Aristarchus, Herodotus, Shroters valley (Moon's colongitude 63degs), 250mm Newtonian, x3 Barlow, Celestron Neximage Toucam webcam, Mar 2007 Image by Gordon Lloyd.
Moon in full eclipse by Paul Curtis. Image taken with Minolta Dimage Xt digital camera. 4th May 2004
Moon emerging from eclipse by Paul Curtis. Image taken with Minolta Dimage Xt digital camera. 4th May 2004
Moon emerging from eclipse by Paul Curtis. Image taken with Minolta Dimage Xt digital camera through the eyepiece of the Cody Scope. 4th May 2004
Moon just emerging from eclipse - stack of 22 images taken through the society's Cody Scope by Andy and Rachael Parsons.
Moon in partial eclipse. Image taken with a Meade 60mm refractor by Andy and Rachael Parsons.
Moon showing crater Petavius by Phil Alner and Roy Mitchell. Image projection with Fuji 2900 digital camera. 23rd April 2004
Palus Epidarum. 250mm Newt. 18th February 2005
Wrinkle ridges E end of Mare Fecunditatis. 250mm Newt. 2nd November 2004

Images taken on 2nd March 2004 using a Webcam. Images by Paul Curtis and Mark Radice with the Zeiss Coude 'Scope.
moon8.gif (192852 bytes) Picture by Phil Alner with his new Starlite Express MX5
bailly.gif (350585 bytes) Moon Crater Bailly, TC255 based CCD with IR blocker, by Grant Privett.
darwin.gif (63249 bytes) Moon Crater Darwin, TC255 based CCD with IR blocker, by Grant Privett.
26mm eyepiece projection (13).jpg (69143 bytes) Moon crater Tycho and surrounding area. Eyepiece projection (26mm) using 35mm camera by David Harden
26mm eyepiece projection (15).jpg (44175 bytes) Moon - crater Copernicus and Sinus Iridium. Eyepiece projection (26mm) using 35mm camera, by David Harden.
26mmeyepiece projection (16).jpg (55441 bytes) Moon crater Copernicus and surrounding area. Eyepiece projection (26mm) using 35mm camera, by David Harden.
coper2.jpg (68683 bytes) Drawing of Copernicus from observations through the Society's Zeiss scope by Gordon Lloyd
coper1.jpg (65865 bytes) Drawing of Copernicus over a low contrast photo - from observations through the Society's Zeiss scope by Gordon Lloyd
copern.gif (68436 bytes) Comparison photograph of Copernicus by Paul Curtis
pmoon2.jpg (39079 bytes) Moon, with MX5 CCD and long focus lens
aristo.gif (86273 bytes) The Moon - Aristoteles and Eudoxus, 0.05sec exposure, Orion optics 10" GX250 Newtonian Reflector at f14.4, MX5 CCD
clavius3.gif (80028 bytes) The Moon - Crater Clavius, 0.2 sec exposure, Meade 10" LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at f24, MX5 CCD.
 clavdraw.gif (51845 bytes) Drawing of Clavius from observation through the Society's Zeiss scope, by Gordon Lloyd