Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Lunar Image Gallery

This photo gallery documents an on-going project to image EVERY single feature of the lunar surface visible from earth (1,882 distinct features) and which have been broken down by morphological category such as mare (sea), mons (mountain) or montes (mountain range or group of mountains), crater etc. Most of the images have been taken near the terminator where possible so as to attenuate the brightness of the moon and help facilitate in bringing forth more salient features. All features are identified using the naming convention adopted by the International Astronomical Union which means a very small number of craters, for example, will be named slightly different than what you may have expected as a result of some recent changes. Aside from the sample images below for each morphological category, clicking on the morphological category label on the leftmost column will lead the interested visitor to a complete set of images for that category.


Major Lunar Features by Morphological Category
Category # Items Sample Image(s)
Albedo
1
Catena
20
Craters
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
1563
 93
132
116
86
38
54
73
99
20
22
70
103
107
37
23
99
1
64
139
61
4
52
48
2
7
18

Aristarchus

Archimedes

Clavius

Copernicus

Fracastorius

Gassendi

Langrenus

Messier (s)

Petavius

Pitatus

Plato

Schickard

Schiller




Dorsum
and
Dorsa
40

Smirnov








Fossa
2




Lacus
20

Mortis








Mare
22

Crisium

Imbrium

Serenitatis

Tranquillity
Mons
and
Montes
49

Apenninus

Archimedes

Pico




Oceanus
1

Procellarum
Palus
3






Planitia
1


Promontorium
9










Rima
and
Rimae
120

Hadley

Hyginus

Janssen

Petavius

Posidonius
Rupes
8

Altai

Recta






Sinus
11

Iridum








Vallis
12

Alpes

Rheita

Schroeteri






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