Images by Margaretha Warnicke and Michele Nichols, Spring 1997
These images of the moon were not all taken on the same night. In one of these images, the moon is only 8 days old and in its first quarter. Starring in the other four images is a slightly older moon (12 days) in its waxing gibbous phase. Can you guess which ones are which?
This magnificent image of the Crater Tycho is the result of mixing red, blue and green filtered images taken at 0.01 seconds. We also took this image on our very first adventure with the CCD camera and operating systems on October 23, 1996. Due to the corruption of the red image from one of our other moon pictures, this is the only mixed color image of the 12 day old moon which we still have from that autumn night.