Sunday, January 2, 2011

Even Thinner Crescent Moon

Nikon D3000 mounted to the back of a Celestron 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain f/10 scope. ISO 100 and exposure is 1/4 second. Definitely not a sharp photo. This was the best of 52 photos I took this morning.

The thinner the crescent, the closer to the sun, so this shot was taken when the moon was just above the horizon. And that means lots of atmospheric turbulence in addition to the thin clouds that have dogged my viewing in the last couple of weeks. I brightened up and added some contrast to this shot in CS3 Photoshop.

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