Category Archives: Moon Photography

The Lunar X – September 27, 2017

Here is a view of the famous Lunar X spot which appears at the First Quarter phase of the moon. It is caused by reflection effects of the sun on several topographic features of the moon.

Tech Specs: Meade 12″ LX90 telescope, Canon 6D, best 50% of 1500 frames. Date: September 27, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA.

…Tom

Morning Stars – September 13, 2017

Here is a view from the morning of September 13, 2017 showing the moon and the winter stars shining more prominently in the morning skies. How many of the brighter stars can you name in this image? Venus is hidden in the clouds on the lower left.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, three image composite with each image being 8 seconds at ISO 3200, f/4, 17mm. Images pieced together using Microsoft Image Composite Editor (Microsoft ICE). Date: September 13, 2017 Location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Waxing Gibbous Moon – August 30, 2017

Here is a view of last evening’s waxing gibbous moon. This is a composite image of the north and south regions spliced together using Microsoft Image Composite Editor (a.k.a. Microsoft ICE).

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Canon 6D, Backyard EOS, each region was the best 50% of 1500 frames captured, processed in AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64). Image Date: August 30, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory.

…Tom

Moon, Aldebaran, Capella and Venus – August 16, 2017

I captured this foggy view this morning, August 16, 2017, while driving through Hickory Run State Park here in Pennsylvania. Venus is low on the horizon, Aldebaran just to the upper right of the moon and Capella in the upper left.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod, ISO 800, 1 second exposure at f/4 and 17mm.

…Tom

Waxing Gibbous Moon – July 31, 2017

Here is a view of last nights waxing gibbous moon, 63% illuminated, from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Meade 12” LX90 telescope, Backyard EOS for video capture, best 500 frames of 2000 frames captured using AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), final post processing in Corel Paintshop Pro. Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Date: July 31, 2017.

…Tom

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