15% Crescent Moon July 22, 2012

I had just enough time to get the telescope out, aim at the thin 15% Waxing Gibbous moon, attach the DSLR, and take a bunch of shots of it. I managed to get 50 images, and 48 of them stacked in Registax. Did a little bit of editing in Registax, and then brought it into Photoshop for some final touches; brightness, levels, curves, exposure, sharpen, and crop.

15% Waxing Gibbous Moon. 07-22-12

Going through all of my previous images of the moon I realized this is my first with the Omni XLT 150, Canon 350D, and it’s also my first crescent moon. Most of my images of the moon have all been near 50% or more. The sky was still a bit blue during imaging this as the sun had not completely set. I had to get out and image the moon once I realized it has been quite a while since I’ve done any moon images. We’ll see what the rest of the week brings for clear skies, and if all is good, I may be able to get some more images of it throughout the week.

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