The Etna Astros Astronomy Club

The Etna Astros Lunar Gallery

 
We hope you enjoy our lunar images. The images are placed in the order taken starting with the oldest at the top of the page. As you move down the page, we hope you will see improvement as we learn new teachniques.
 
 
Above images:
Chris Reich
Orion Ed80 on Bogen Tripod, Meade LPI, 20 images stacked in Registax, some enhancement was done using PaintShop Pro ver. 9
Credit Joe Kriz with this beauty. (5/22/05) Unretouched
1.....Meade 285 ...60mm ...900mm fl.
2.....25mm lens ......came with the scope
3.....Orion var-polarizing filter
4.....Vivitar 3615 digital camera .......2.1 mpix...set at 2X zoom
       800/600 net resolution --- focus...auto...single frame  .    
5.....Orion ..5228...camera holder
6.... Home made wood block ( alignment fixture--recesses cut with hole saw and chiseled relief to fit camera and lens )
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image of 5 day old moon taken with Phillips webcam using K3CCD tools---5 second avi stacked with Registax.
Telescope: Orion 120ST
Image by Chris Reich
 
 
 
Image of 5 day old moon taken with Phillips webcam using K3CCD tools---6 second avi stacked with Registax.
Telescope: Orion 120ST
Image by Chris Reich
 
 
 
 
False color image of 5 day old moon taken with Phillips webcam using K3CCD tools---6 second avi stacked with Registax. Color was added to enhance details for study.
Telescope: Orion 120ST
Image by Chris Reich
 
 
 
 
This image is presented as an example of the study guide images we are striving to achieve.  Focus could be better on this image taken with the Meade LPI. Orion 120ST telescope used on Alt/Az mount.
Image by Chris Reich
 
 
False color image of 5 day old moon taken with Phillips webcam using K3CCD tools---6 second avi stacked with Registax. Color was added to enhance details for study.
Telescope: Orion 120ST
Image by Chris Reich
 
 
These two images give good opportunity to study the ray patterns of two of the moon's most dramatic craters.  Can you name them? Take a moment to really look at those beautiful rays.
 
 
Orion 120ST (f/5  fl 600) on Alt/Az Mount
Phillips Webcam, K3CCD Tools, Registax
Images stacked from 120(above) & 141(left) frames
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nice picture of one of our planned targets of
7-15-05
Orion 120mm f/8.3
Meade LPI, 3 sec. exposure.
Imaged by Chris Reich
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beautiful shot of nearly all the targeted craters of 7-15-05. Credit Brenda Kellog with this image.  Brenda piloted the Meade LPI for 5 seconds to achieve this stacked image
 
Fr. George Mavromatis took this shot of the lunar limb on 7-15-05. He's managed to beautifully capture the Apennine Mountain range with our target Eratosthenes in the lower left of the image.
 
 
Orion 120 f/8.3 using Meade LPI and 4 seconds of exposure. Some retouching in Registax to enhance features.
 
 
Robert Cox Sr. provides this lesson on the seas of the eastern limb. Very nice job Bob!
 
Bob was at the controls of the Meade LPI to take this 3 second, unretouched image. Note the unusual ray pattern of the crater Proclus.
7-15-05
 
 
 
(Left and Below: Click for full-sized pop-up) Moon of 1/26/07 imaged by Chris Reich using Orion 120ST Refractor, 2X Barlow and Canon DRXT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emily Sarwas captured this with her 6" Dob at about 40X shooting through the eyepiece. Click for a full sized image.
 
Imaged 8-19-07