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Baily Moon | by John Coveney Photos
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Baily Moon

Press L or click on the image to see on Black. August’s full Moon only glanced out from behind the clouds but this 90% waning gibbous version rose out of the Irish Sea from a rare clear horizon on the 17th. Again it was planned with the Photographers Ephemeris which told me that, from the Great South Wall, it would rise near the Baily lighthouse at 9.26pm. It taken was with a tripod mounted Canon 100-400mm, at 180mm, for 2 seconds, f8, and ISO 800 – again the high ISO was to minimize the Moon’s motion – fortunately the noise reduction capabilities of Lightroom 3 are a big improvement on the previous version.

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Taken on August 17, 2011