Waning Crescent Moon

We've had lots of cloudy nights in Austin, and poor seeing when the clouds parted last night. I caught a lovely view of the crescent Moon early this morning in the cold wind. Seeing was marginal, but there have been so few opportunities for imaging that I want to keep in practice. We were up early to hear Ana Marie Cox talk with Evan Smith. When I noticed how pretty the Moon looked, I whipped out the Questar. Only had about 5 minutes to setup, grab some data, and get everything inside so I doubt the scope was cooled down. We still made our bus.

The waning crescent Moon from Austin, Texas. Questar 1350/89mm f15 telescope with Sony a6300 at prime focus. Exposed for 1/20 sec at ISO 100. Best 8 of 100 images stacked in Autostakkert 3, deconvolved in Lynkeos, with final crop and exposure in Photoshop.

Content created: 2018-03-12

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