Mare Crisium

1/125 second exposure, Fuji Super HG II 400 film.
12.5" f/6 newtonian telescope plus 25mm eyepiece.

Mare Crisium is an easily recognisable feature on the moon. It is situated near the eastern limb of the Moon and is the first of the giant, lava-filled impact basins to become visible after new moon. Although almost perfectly circular, it appears elliptical due to forshortening.

Just to the right (west) of Mare Crisium is the bright rayed crater Proculus, while further to the west is Mare Tranquilitatis . To the south (above) is Mare Fecunditatis. Almost in the centre of Mare Fecunditatis, is the pair of bright craters, Messier and Messier A. The bright ray stretching to the west of Messier is commonly nicknamed "the comet".

1/250 second exposure, Kodak Ektachrome 160 slide film.
10" f/5.6 newtonian plus 2x barlow lens.

The prominent crater at the bottom right is Posidonius.

0.002 second exposure, Meade 416XTE CCD.
300mm f/6 newtonian telescope at prime focus.

0.002 second exposure, SBIG ST-9E CCD and blue filter.
16" f/10 schmidt-cassegrain with f/6.3 focal reducer.

The illumination for this portion of the Moon is coming from earthshine. A small segment of the overexposed sunlit portion of the Moon can be seen to the upper right.

0.002 second exposure, SBIG ST-8XE CCD and H=alpha filter.
16" f/10 schmidt-cassegrain plus 2x barlow lens.

Combination of 2000, 0.002 second exposures.
DMK video CCD. 20" f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham cassegrain telescope plus 2x barlow lens.