Lunar Photographs

All pictures were taken with an
8" LX200 SCT telescope
using an SLR camera.

Prime focus shots of the moon is one of the easiest types of astrophotography. The moon is bright and relatively easy to focus through an SLR camera. Guiding is not required. Eyepiece projection is more demanding and requires a steady atmosphere.

gibbous moon

1/60 second at f/10 on Fuji 200
(prime focus)



Mare Humorum and crater Gassendi
at center top

1 second at f/60 on Tmax-100
(eyepiece projection)



Mare Imbrium
crater Archimedes at center

1/2 second at f/60 on Fuji HG 200
(eyepiece projection)


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Copyright 1996 Stephen Edmondson
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