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Colorful Thin Moon Setting in the Davis Mountains

You can make out a bit of earthshine as it sinks into yonder ridge ;-)  Astronomer info: Shot at 6:41 p.m. central time 11/14/12; 1.88% illuminated and about 26 hrs 40 minutes old.  Skies were favorable for catching it way before it set.  Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm f4 lens at f4, 1/8s, ISO 1600.  This is from my West Texas 2012 trip.


Orange Sky on Halloween, 2008, with Moon & Venus

The crescent moon is 9% illuminated.

Above: Davis Mountains, October 31, 2008 at about 7:50 p.m.  Nikon D200 camera, Nikon 18-200mm VR lens (tripod mounted, VR off), f4.2, ISO 400, 0.5 sec exposure.  More pictures from that trip are here.


2012 Venus Transit

Planet Alignment Page 

Close-Up Planet Pictures:
Saturn and Jupiter

Pictures of Venus and the Moon setting over the Neal Pond. Click here, or on pix,  to see bigger images:

Venus Setting

Venus & Moon Set

Wide angle Venus & Moon Set


Main Astronomy Pictures Page

  Above: The Moon & Venus reflecting off the pond next to the observing field.  8/02
(Nikon 55mm f2.8 macro lens, Kodak E200 slide film, ~8 sec exposure)

Moonset Views in the Davis Mountains on Halloween, 2008

Above: Davis Mountains, October 31, 2008 at about 8:42 p.m.  Nikon D200 camera, tripod mounted Nikon 300mm f4 ED lens, f4, ISO 800, 8 sec (top/left) and 13 sec (lower/right) exposures.  Once again I had trouble choosing which image I liked best so I'm posting both.   I've decided the first picture is the moon setting (ridge is blurred), and the second picture is the moon setting over a ridge (the ridge is sharp).  They're different subjects, so two pictures is OK ;-)

Below: Images with my Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope), AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow

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