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


Explore further: The source of the sky's X-ray glow

More information: legault.perso.sfr.fr/

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Space image: The Moon's North pole

Sep 08, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth's moon has been an endless source of fascination for humanity for thousands of years. When at last Apollo 11 landed on the moon's surface in 1969, the crew found a desolate, lifeless ...

Incredible ‘sideways’ look at Mercury’s limb

Nov 29, 2011

Wow -- just wow! Here’s a unique, jaw-dropping, and beautiful look at Mercury from the MESSENGER spacecraft, in a mosaic created from nine images taken by the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury ...

MESSENGER Returns Images from Oct. 6 Mercury Fly-By

Oct 07, 2008

MESSENGER is the first mission sent to orbit the planet closest to the sun. On Oct. 6, 2008, at roughly 4:40 a.m. ET, MESSENGER flew by Mercury for the second time this year. During the encounter, the probe ...

Recommended for you

Titan offers clues to atmospheres of hazy planets

38 minutes ago

When hazy planets pass across the face of their star, a curious thing happens. Astronomers are not able to see any changes in the range of light coming from the star and planet system.

Having fun with the equation of time

48 minutes ago

If you're like us, you might've looked at a globe of the Earth in elementary school long before the days of Google Earth and wondered just what that strange looking figure eight thing on its side was.

The source of the sky's X-ray glow

20 hours ago

In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.

End dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role

Jul 27, 2014

Europe will close an important chapter in its space flight history Tuesday, launching the fifth and final robot ship it had pledged for lifeline deliveries to the International Space Station.

User comments : 5

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

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?