11 Day Moon in Hydrogen Alpha

This is the moon at 11 days as seen through Hydrogen Alpha light.  The moon shines by reflected sunlight.  Since the sun puts out a tremendous amount of light in the hydrogen alpha spectrum the moon can be imaged in this spectrum as well.  Assembled as a two frame mosaic.

Note: This image was selected Lunar Photo of the Day (LPOD) 10/22/2004.

Location:Gastonia, NC
Optics:Orion 80mm ED, 600mm f/7.5
Exposure:2 x 110 ms
Camera:SBIG ST-7E
Mount:Losmandy G11