Incredible images of the Moon from Earth

Sep 14, 2012 by Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
The Morteus region on the Moon, taken from the suburbs of Paris, France. Credit: Thierry Legault

Think this is an orbital view of the Moon? Guess again. Astrophotographer Thierry Legault took this image from his backyard in the suburbs of Paris, France! He's taken a series of images of the Moon the past few nights that will blow your mind when you consider they were taken from Earth, within the confines of the metropolis of Paris (largest city in France, 5th largest in the EU, 20th largest in the world). Thierry used a Celestron C14 EdgeHD (356mm) and Skynyx2.2 camera. You definitely want to click on these images for the larger versions on Thierry's website, and he suggests using a full-HD screen in subdued surroundings.

Plato, Mons Pico and Montes Teneriffe as seen on Sept 8th, 2010, from the suburbs of Paris, France. Credit: Thierry Legault

Additionally, Thierry also recently took images of Mercury and Uranus that include incredible detail.

The clarity and detail are just tremendous. See all of Thierry's recent at this link. He has a collection of twelve different images of various regions on the Moon and all are stunning.

Below are his images of Mercury and Uranus. In the image of Mercury, surface details are visible, and the cloud belts are even visible on the images of :

Uranus, as seen on September 9, 2012 from Blancourt, France. Credit: Thierry Legault

Incredibly detailed view of Mercury on August 23, 2012, as seen from Blancourt, France. Credit: Thierry Legault


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antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (7) Sep 14, 2012
Damn. Those are some sweet images.
Deathclock
5 / 5 (8) Sep 14, 2012
You gotta follow the link and look at the full size images on this one:

http://legault.pe...ept.html
thermodynamics
4 / 5 (4) Sep 14, 2012
What a view. It is better than looking out of an airplane window by far.
Lex Talonis
1 / 5 (1) Sep 17, 2012
In this picture you can see the ancient towers on the moon that the aliens lived in.

approximately in the middle area.

The area of Clavius (sept 9th):
Fakeer
not rated yet Sep 18, 2012
clear signs of lakes now dry?

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