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  • Writer's pictureStephen Strum

Lunar Imagery

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

After imaging several planets on June 23, 2022 (you can see those here: ) I worked on producing a composite image of the moon with my ASI178MM camera. It took several images to capture the sunlit portion of the moon since I could only fit a small segment of the moon in each frame when using my 8" Celestron EdgeHD telescope. The panorama came out pretty nice, however.

August 21, 2021

I was primarily out to image Saturn but decided to capture a lunar image along the terminator. The sun had just risen over Pythagoras Crater, and so it made for an interesting crater to image given the mix of light and shadow. Imaged with my Celestron 8" EdgeHD telescope, ASI385MC camera, Televue 2.5x Powermate, and Baader UV/IR cut filter.

The following is a screengrab from SkySafari Pro with a box highlighting the portion of the moon where the above image is located.


June 5, 2020

My first attempt at lunar imaging with my ASI224MC camera. I used my C6 with a Televue 2.5x Powermate. Since I used a manual Explore Scientific Twilight I mount, I couldn't get as many useable frames as I would have with a tracking mount. A lot of detail is visible, but I still need to work on processing techniques with lunar data since it is challenging to not overexpose the brighter areas or oversharpen the data.


July 10, 2019

I attempted to image a sector of the moon on July 10th to practice processing lunar data. I'll have to work further on collecting and processing lunar data since the crater rims came out overexposed. Canon SL2 through a Celestron C6.


February 19, 2019

Imaged the February 2019 total lunar eclipse using my Canon SL2 and Celestron C6. The lunar colors during totality were very pretty, ranging from deep red closer to the center of Earth's shadow to purple closer to the edge of the shadow.


September 4, 2018

This image may not have been from September 4th (I haven't gone back and checked the lunar phase), but the data was processed on September 4, 2018. Canon SL2 with Celestron C6 telescope.

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