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Moon & Planetary Landscapes
3/11/2005, 7:25 p.m., Nikon D100 DSLR, Nikon 50mm f2.8 macro lens @ f2.8, 4 seconds at ISO 400, no noise reduction, levels correction in Photoshop CS, resize, unsharp mask @ 75%, 1 pixel, 0 levels. Mercury was mag -0.4 and 48% illuminated (like a little half moon). Mercury is just less than 5 degrees above the horizon. Moon was 3.7% illuminated, 40 hours 23 minutes old (give or take!), and about 7 degrees above the horizon. The lack of any clouds or haze in the atmosphere made this less colorful than some images (see below), but foretold a great night for astronomy. See another image here: NHAC - moon and mercury pictures.
9/27/03 about 8 seconds. Nikon F3, Fuji Velvia ASA 50 slide film, Nikon 55mm macro lens @f2.8. This was taken earlier than the other image; the moon is higher and the sky brighter.
Moon setting into Neal Pond
You can see the "earthshine" dimly, left of the bright crescent. 9/27/03. Film image, 10 seconds on Fuji 100 slide film, N90s camera, Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens @ f4.