Moon Phase Project

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Day 26 waning crescent


Approx. Moon Rise / Meridian / Set: 0417 / 1017 / 1617
% Illuminated: 3%
Approx. Terminator: 58 to 71 W
Hightlighted Features: oceanus Procellarum; crater Pascal, Pythagoras, Seleucus, Cavalerius, Havelius, Grimaldi, Rocca, Cruger, Byrgius, Inghirami, Bailly, Le Gentil


Sept. 6, 2010, am

  • 100% clear, 3/5 transparency, 2/5 seeing

  • ED80 mounted to jerry-rigged LX10 fork mount with wedge

  • backyard, Ottawa, Canada

  • terminator ~ 66 W

Got up at 5am to catch thin-thin crescent before the sun came up.  I had to move fast as it was already getting light out by the time the moon was visible above the neighbour's house.  I had to tone map and hue shift the resulting image to make it black and grey (as opposed to blue sky and orange-ish Moon).

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Last updated: 06-Dec-10


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