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2 day Crescent Moon with Earthshine | by Rob Pettengill
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2 day Crescent Moon with Earthshine

The 4.2% illuminated crescent moon from Austin the evening of Jan 29 local time. Questar 3.5" telescope with Sony a6300 at prime focus. Taken 2017-01-30 00:55 UT. Crescent the best 27 of 87 images exposed for 1/30 sec at ISO 400. Earthshine the best 16 of 30 images exposed for 5 sec at ISO 400. Stacked and deconvolved in Lynkeos. HDR composite in Photoshop.


See how the earthshine from this image, used with the next days crescent produces a superior image:

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Taken on January 30, 2017