Atacama Crescent Moon

Atacama Crescent Moon

Saw this wonderful crescent moon headed to dinner at the ALMA OSF. At 10,000' and 10% humidity the earthshine was amazingly bright and there was no geometric distortion as the moon set behind a low ridge. Sony a6300 with Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 shot at 5.6 with a 1.4x teleconverter. Crescent data exposed 1/50 sec at ISO 1600. 88 frames 1.5x drizzle stacked in Autostakkert 3. Earthshine and ridgeline data exposed 30 sec at ISO 200 with 5 images stacked. Final HDR composite and crop in photoshop.

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Date Taken: 2019-08-03




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FB:Daniel Garrido

Outstanding capture of that Crescent Moon over the horizon in Atacama. Fabulous capture of the Earthshine. Congrats on Explore!

FB:Andy Pandy Pooh

Lovely shot and great extra detail. Sounds like an amazing place!


wow... wonderful shot! Congratulation!


terrific minimalism

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