Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Moon - 2 days old

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These two images of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus on the 16th May 2010 were taken by Keith Plamping using a Panasonic DMC-TZ6 camera on a mini-tripod from a bedroom window. As he comments - "You don't need high-tech to have fun with astrophotography!"





Chris Newsome took this picture of the 2.6 day old Moon on the 21st March 2007. It was taken with a Canon EOS 300D camera through a Celestron C8-NGT telescope. It is comprised of 8 frames ranging in exposure length from 1/250th second through to 6 seconds (at 100ASA). Each image was manually stacked and processed (opacity) in CS2 and then flattened before applying a slight unsharp mask. The range of exposures was used so as to try and retain as much detail in the sunlit side whilst bringing out the earthshine.




Simon Allcock took this picture of the 2.6 day old Moon and Venus on the 21st March 2007. He used a Fuji FinePix A330 camera. The exposure was 1/2 second at 100 ASA.



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