Thursday, May 7, 2020

Flower Full Moon in reflected ultraviolet (UV) photography

Today is the spring full Flower Moon, the last Supermoon in 2020, which I have shot today in some foggy conditions in reflected ultraviolet photography using a special XNUV and the Baader-U UV filter. Lens was my very special 800mm LDM-1 KATOPTARON mirror only lens on my multispectral camera.

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XNUV Filter (fog was coming up...):

Baader-U Filter:

Baader-U filter (whitebalanced):

Indeed, the moon has UV reflectance and it can be recorded using proper equipment, which makes it nicely visible.

I have written about photographing the Moon previously HERE
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...