Monday 13 July 2009

Lunar World Record

An incredibly ambitious project to create the largest ground-based mosaic image of the Moon, and enter the Guinness Book of Records will raise vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

A team of people, comprising of some of the world's foremost astro imagers, gathered at the home of Sir Patrick Moore, a long-term supporter of the Trust, in April this year. Using specialist astronomy cameras with telescopes and special software to compile and mosaic the frames, they have created an image which has eclipsed any other so far taken of the Moon.

All proceeds from the use of the final image, which is already being mooted for use at various planetariums around the UK, and is available to view and purchase at, will be donated to the CF Trust.


  1. To raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, we have for auction a single signed copy of the image. This is 1 metre wide by 1.2 metres high (approx 3.25 by 4 feet), printed on canvas. It has been signed by the entire team, as well as Sir Patrick Moore, at the Guinness World Records presentation event on July 11th 2009. Only three signed images of this type exist; we have one, Guinness World Records have the second, and you could own the third. The only other signed copies of the image (in different formats) belong to the team members, so this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of record-breaking history. The auction runs until Saturday 1st August, 14:31 UK time,

    Regards Trevor.

    The Lunar Imaging Team.

  2. Sorry the link did not work:

    The Ebay item number is: 140334910178