The moon, as observed on 26/Nov/2002 with the Wise 1m telescope using the new MAALA camera (also referred to as the "Reimager").
The image illustrates the camera's wide field of view (34x68 arcmin^2) which easily accomodates the moon's disk. The optics of MAALA consist of 14 large custom-made lenses that first collimate the telescope's f/7 beam into a parallel beam, and then focus it in an f/3.056 beam onto a detector. The detector is a back-illuminated SITe 4096x2048 pixel CCD. This image was obtained by Oded Sharon , Ezra Mashal, and Dan Maoz, as part of the testing and comissioning of the new camera.