Taken on October 17, 2020 at 6:33pm PDT when the thin crescent moon was just over seven degrees above my horizon. I tweaked the colors to produce a more neutral tone, since the moon and sky was still a red/orange from the sunset which occurred just 20 minutes earlier. I may try to produce a more sky-color accurate version to complement this initial attempt.
Taken at the prime focus of a Stellarvue SV50 (50mm aperture, f.l. 330mm, f/6.6 ED doublet) using an QHY5III-178C camera and all carried on a Celestron AVX mount.
Captured with SharpCap, processed with AutoStakkert!, PixInsight, and Photoshop CC2019. Best 300 of 512 frames using an exposure time of 100mm at gain zero. I was hoping to capture some of the earthshine but the moon was so low in the bright and somewhat hazy sky that I'm not sure there was enough contrast to record that feature (but I have more sequences to try).
Edited by james7ca, 18 October 2020 - 01:46 AM.