Stunning Photos of the Moon

Blogged by Xiao Sun on August 4, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Moon.

Arthur Coombs is an astrophotography enthusiast based in South Victoria, Australia. He uses a DMK 21AU04.AS astronomy camera for his job. The following Moon photos were taken between July 19 and July 21, 2010, and sent to us by the end of that month.

The Moon - Albetegnius Ptolemaeus Alphonsus

The Moon - Autolycus Aristillus Archimedes

The Moon - Crater Cassini and Mare Imbrium

The Moon - Plato

The Moon

Please find attached a set of images taken on the 19th and 21st July from my suburban observatory in Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia (ml6 and ml7 were taken through a luminance filter; all others were taken through a red filter). I am an Amateur Astronomer who has always had a keen interest in photography from the 1960′s onwards.

I recently purchased the DMK 21AU04.AS and used it in conjunction with a filter wheel on my 10 inch F/6 Newtonian telescope operating at F/ 15 by using a X 2.5 Powermate.

I am delighted with the quality of this "blue cube" and look forward to imaging Jupiter in the near future.

Thank you Mr. Coombs! Excellent pictures. Sharp and Clean!