Beautiful Moon Tonight

21 11 2007

It was a beautiful waxing moon on a clear cool night tonight.  This will likely be the third night in a row that we have a clear frosty morning to wake us up!

I took a few shots with different gear.  The best was the following:
(click on it to see one that – even at this size – is rendered better)


Taken with Canon IXUS900Ti handheld against a 25mm plossl objective lens on a D=130mm F=1000mm reflector telescope

The top right is a bit fuzzy as it’s suffering a bit from the vignetting. You can also see slight chromatic aberration (It’s not THAT good a scope [grin])

Best focus region was designed to be the Southwest on the terminator.

Full sized photo (2500x 2400)

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