||Most of the moon and planet images was
taken with a Celestron 14 inch SC telescope in the prime focus, using webcam
technique and "lucky imaging" with different cameras from "The Imaging Source"
TIS (DMK 21/31/41), Celestron SkyRis and later ZWO ASI 290. The SC telescope is
a standard C14 and relatively old, but of very, very high optical quality.
Some images are taken with the Zeiss 6" APQ telescope using the same
image recording technique.
In the year 2015 we started a bigger, special moon project and
within 3 months we recorded the raw material for 2 extensive moon
The first atlas exclusively shows lunar volcanic
structures, the second atlas shows Craters, groove systems (rills), garaben,
hills, mountains and mountain slopes. The more than 500 moon images correspond
to the Best category with an image resolution between 1,000 and 2000 meters.
The best images show details < 1,000 meters.
The first atlas is
divided into 21 segments and shows the volcanic structures under different
atlas shows the normal lunar structures in increasing moon age from 3.3 to
13.1 days. These two lunar atlases form a self-contained section of the
Chameleon Observatory Web.
Extensive texts describe the individual structures in detail. Due to
the large number of images and individual websites, both lunar atlases are
opened in a separate browser window. They are a completely separate area within
our Chamaeleon site.