Colourful Moon

The moon has many subtle colours radiating from it. These are created by sunlight reflecting from minerals, mainly titanium and iron, in the lunar soil. These colours will exist in most colour photographs of the moon, but require special saturation processing to bring them out.

This image was short-listed from over 800 international entries in the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Colourful Moon was also used to promote the contest and was widely published across mainstream news sites that year. So you may have seen it before.

Telescope: Apochromatic Refractor telescope , having 106mm diameter lens at f3.7, or 392mm focal length.

Camera: Canon EOS 20d

The Print is a high-resolution archival-quality print onto 250GSM gloss photographic paper

The Frame is very durable black aluminium with 1mm clear UV-protected polycarbonate (no glass).

Photographer: Eddie Trimarchi

Available in two sizes, A2: 594 x 420mm and A3: 420 x 297mm

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