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Sunset on the Moon's Straight Wall and the Crater Tycho

A photo showing the sunlit terminator on the last quarter moon taken on the early morning of December 14, 2014 with a Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD telescope and a Sony NEX-5N digital camera (1/15 second, ISO 200, e.f.l. 5340mm at f/23). At the top (north) is the moon’s so-called Straight Wall (Rupes Recta) and near the bottom is the lunar crater Tycho, both nearing sundown at this phase of the moon.

 

Image processing was done with PixInsight, AutoStakkert! 2, RegiStax 6, Photoshop and Lightroom CC 2014.

 

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Uploaded on December 28, 2014