January Earthshine Crescent Moon

January Earthshine Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon from Austin on 2017-01-31 01:02 UT. Questar 3.5" telescope (1350mm f14) and Sony a6300 camera at prime focus. A day-lapse HDR image. Crescent exposed 1/25 sec at ISO 400. Best 8 of 105 images stacked in Nebulosity. Earthshine exposed on 2017-01-30 00:55 UT for 5 sec at ISO 400, best 16 of 30 images stacked in Lynkeos. Deconvolution in Lynkeos with HDR composition in Photoshop.

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Date Taken: 2017-01-31




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FB:Roshaan Bukhari

This is an excellent image. I have never seen the sun-lit side and earth-shine side displayed so accurately in one picture. This is so close to what the human eye would see from a good set of binoculars.

FB:Gary Varney

Rob has been getting good at these composite images. I have tried a few in the past with less than stellar results. Nice work.

Flickr:TK White

Excellent work!

FB:William Pellissard

Le traitement est vraiment impressionnant, c'est d'une grande douceur et la HDR se fait complètement oublier, un grand bravo pour cette prouesse technique !

Rob Pettengill

This image won 2nd place Solar System image in the Astronomical League 2017 OPT Imaging Awards

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