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Several Views of the Crescent Moon from Last Month

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#1 james7ca

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:08 AM

These four images (in multiple posts to conform to the file limits on CN) where taken last month using either a Nikon D5100 with AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm VR zoom at 300mm and f/8 or a Sony NEX-5R with a Stellarvue SV80ST2 and a 0.8X reducer (e.f.l. 384mm at f/4.8). The optics were carried on a Celestron AVX and the processing was done with a combination of AutoStakkert!, PixInsight, Registax, and Photoshop CC2019.

 

The first image was taken early on the evening of May 24 and shows the crescent moon against a darkening blue sky as captured with the Nikon D5100 and the Nikkor zoom lens at 300mm.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:12 AM

This next image was also taken on May 24 with the Nikon D5100 and Nikkor zoom at 300mm but after the end the evening twilight. This is a better view of the earthshine and it recorded stars down to the 10th magnitude, including parts of the open star cluster M35 as seen on the upper right.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:14 AM

This next image was taken on May 25 using the Stellarvue SV80ST2 with 0.8X reducer on a Sony NEX-5R camera.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:16 AM

Finally, on May 27 using the Stellarvue SV80ST2 with 0.8X reducer on a Sony NEX-5R camera.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:20 AM

Nice series!  All are really great, but love the blue background best.  Nice job getting stars in the background as well...  still has detail yet the stars give it depth.  Sweet!

  Joe



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:20 AM

Lovely series!



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:16 PM

Joe and Scott, thanks for  the notice.




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