Birthday Moon by request

The waxing gibbous Moon on the evening of September 1, 2017. After a lovely evening with Mary last night, I received a text from my grandson with a video wishing me a happy birthday and asking for a picture of the Moon.

The 11 day old waxing gibbous Moon from Austin, Texas taken at 2017-09-02 04:36 UT. Questar 1350/89mm f15 telescope with Sony a6300 at prime focus. Best single image of 50. Deconvolved in Lynkeos with final crop and exposure in Photoshop.

1:1 pixel crop of Copernicus region.

1:1 pixel crop of Tycho, Clavius, and Schiller in the southern highlands

My observing partner for the evening; 850 miles away.

Content created: 2017-09-02

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