Moon Crater Photos taken with a Compact Pocket Camera

Moon Craters with Panasonic Lumix TZ5

Panasonic Lumix TZ5These pictures were taken this evening, by myself ,after finding my body clock not in time with the clocks going forward last night!  I chose a nice blue camera from the range.

[nggallery id=28]The two full-size clips show:

  • the Earthshine quite clearly lighting up the mare on the Moon (the Man in the Moon) in the blue-ish real-colour shot.
  • Craters!  At the terminator (the join between light and dark) on the under-exposed shot which is blacker, we can quite clearly see large craters!
  • On both shots, the terminator clearly has a ragged edge!  It’s not sharp – and this is due to the presence of craters and other highland mountain ranges.

For me, this is amazing for a pocket camera.  The thing does almost anything, I’ve found, once the correct settings are in.  In fact, it does stuff very well just leaving it on auto!

By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.