High-resolution image of the moon. June 2004.

The magnificent desolation of the lunar surface is visible even through a small telescope. I created this image by stitching together eight separate close-up pictures. I took each picture with an Olympus D-40z digital camera looking through an 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Then I arranged the pictures into a mosaic in Adobe Photoshop. The resulting image was 25 megapixels, but I've scaled it down for the web.
The moon on June 24th, 2004. This is a mosaic of eight separate pictures. Each picture was a 1/20th second exposure. I used a 25mm eyepiece and had the D-40Z at full zoom (x2.7).