Moon and Stars

This enhanced image of the Moon was taken with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera using two of the National Science Foundation's telescopes located at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. The image of the Moon itself was taken through the U-band filter at the 0.9-meter telescope. It is superimposed on a deep R-band image of the background sky taken at the Mayall 4-meter telescope. This composite image demonstrates the large field of view of the 0.9-meter telescope when using Mosaic, a view that covers more than five times the area of the Moon. It furnishes this large field of view without sacrificing high resolution - details as small as a few kilometers across can be seen on the lunar surface.

Credit:

T.A.Rector, I.P.Dell'Antonio/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao0107a
Type:Artwork
Release date:March 19, 2001
Related releases:noao1507, noao0107
Size:8211 x 8652 px

About the Object

Name:Moon
Category:Solar System

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Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
U
355 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
R
651 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1