Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Lunar Image Gallery - Lunar Cycle

The French expression that "the more things change, the more they stay the same" is perhaps best applicable for the moon. The observation of the moon on a daily basis will readily identify its constantly changing behaviour as it evolves from a very thin crescent at the start of a new lunation to a noticeable crescent, first quarter and eventually a full moon as part of its waxing repertoire. This scenario will then continue but in reverse order, for the waning moon will now proceed in an orderly manner from full to a very thin crescent in a similar gradual but organized manner. Of course, this changing behaviour will repeat itself incessantly in precisely the same sequence and rate ad infinitum approximately every 29 days.


Image Details
Lunar Cycle - Day 21
Imaging Details
Body:
Moon

Mass:
0.0123 x Earth

Mean Eq Diameter:
0.2719 x Earth

Distance:
377,320 km

Sidereal Rev:
27d 07h 43m 11s

Age:
21d 00h 02m

Phase:
75.9

Diameter:
32.00'

Magnitude:
-10.6

Light Time:
0h 0m 1.3s

Rukl:
N/A
Date:
Jul 27, 2005
03:10:53 UT+3


Location:
Athens, Greece

Equipment:
AP 160/f7.5 StarFire EDF
TeleVue Zero-Length Adapter
Losmandy G-11 GEM
Canon EOS 300d


Exposures:
1 x 1/60 sec
ISO 100
JPG Fine Image Format
3072x2048 Image Size
Manual Mode


Software:
Photoshop V6

Processing:
Cropping
Unsharp Masking
Resampling (40%)
JPG Compression


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