Astro photos - the Moon

All pictures were taken at (N51.36 W0.25) unless labeled otherwise. Click on any image to see a larger (up to 1024 pixels wide) version.

Crescent Moon (1 day, 7¾ hours old) and Mercury. 2008/05/06 21:04 BST 2008/05/06 21:04 BST
Crescent Moon (1 day, 7¾ hours old) and Mercury.
Canon 350d, Sigma 70-300mm lens set to 300mm, ISO 100, 0.3 sec, f/5.6

Crescent Moon (1 day, 7¾ hours old) and Mercury. 2008/05/06 21:02 BST 2008/05/06 21:02 BST
Crescent Moon (1 day, 7¾ hours old) and Mercury, with an aeroplane trail.
Canon 350d, Sigma 70-300mm lens set to 300mm, ISO 100, 0.25 sec, f/5.6

Venus, Jupiter and 3 day old Moon. 2005/09/06 18:56 GMT 2005/09/06 18:56 GMT
Venus, Jupiter and 3 day old Moon.
Nikon 4500, 32mm fl, ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/5.1

The sky was still too light to see Jupiter easily, but with my cluttered local horizon I couldn't leave it any later.

Three day old Moon, in the Swiss Alps. 2005/08/08 19:09 GMT 2005/08/08 19:09 GMT
Three day old Moon, seen from the balcony of my hotel during a holiday in Switzerland (N46.61 E7.92).
Nikon 4500, 32mm fl, ISO 100, 1/8 sec, f/5.1

Lunar eclipse: 25 minutes after totality. Lunar eclipse 2004/05/04 22:29 BST 2004/05/04 22:29 BST
Lunar eclipse: 25 minutes after totality. Some illumination of the shadow area.
SkyMax 102, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 10.2mm fl, ISO 100, 1 sec, f/2.8

Lunar eclipse: 41 minutes after totality. 2004/05/04 22:45 BST 2004/05/04 22:45 BST
Lunar eclipse: 41 minutes after totality.
SkyMax 102, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 12.0mm fl, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, f/3

2¼ day old Moon. 2004/04/21 20:33 BST 2004/04/21 20:33 BST
2¼ day old Moon.
StarTravel 80, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 29.7mm fl, ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/4.9

2¼ day old Moon, with some cloud. 2004/04/21 20:37 BST 2004/04/21 20:37 BST
2¼ day old Moon, with some cloud.
StarTravel 80, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 29.7mm fl, ISO 100, 1/2 sec, f/4.9

Four-day old Moon, close to Venus. 2004/03/24 21:03 GMT 2004/03/24 21:03 GMT
Four-day old moon, close to Venus. Over exposed to show earthshine.
Pentacon 200mm f/4 camera lens, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 14.4mm fl, ISO 100, 4 sec, f/3.3

Four-day old Moon, close to Venus. 2004/03/24 21:06 GMT 2004/03/24 21:06 GMT
Four-day old moon, close to Venus.
Pentacon 200mm f/4 camera lens, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 14.4mm fl, ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/3.3

Two-day old Moon, partly obscured by cloud. 2004/03/22 18:47 GMT 2004/03/22 18:47 GMT
Two-day old Moon, partly obscured by cloud.
SkyMax 102, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 14.6mm fl, ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/3.3

Two-day old Moon. 2004/03/22 18:50 GMT 2004/03/22 18:50 GMT
Two-day old Moon.
SkyMax 102, Baader IR/UV filter, TS SuperView 40.
Nikon 4500, 14.6mm fl, ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/3.3

Venus and three-day old Moon. 2004/01/24 18:01 GMT 2004/01/24 18:01 GMT
Venus and three-day old moon, seen from my back garden soon after dusk.
Nikon 4500, 32mm fl, 1/30 sec, f/5.1

Venus and three-day old Moon. 2004/01/24 18:27 GMT 2004/01/24 18:27 GMT
Venus and three-day old moon, seen from my front garden.
Nikon 4500, 32mm fl, 4 sec, f/5.1

Venus and three-day old Moon. 2004/01/24 19:15 GMT 2004/01/24 19:15 GMT
Venus and three-day old moon, seen from my front garden. The structure at the bottom is the roof of a 'moderne' style house across the road from me.
Nikon 4500, 32mm fl, 8 sec, f/5.1

Venus and three-day old Moon. 2004/01/24 19:20 GMT 2004/01/24 19:20 GMT
Venus and three-day old moon, seen from my front garden, above the 'moderne' style house.
Nikon 4500, 14.2mm fl, 8 sec, f/3.3

Nearly full Moon. 2003/12/07 19:02 GMT 2003/12/07 19:02 GMT
Nearly full Moon. Cropped and rotated in software.
Afocal projection from 8" f/6 Dob via 32mm Plossl eyepiece and Digi-T coupler.
Nikon 4500, 14.2mm fl, 1/500 sec, f/3.3