Inverse Afterthought

Fat Crescent Moon
The waxing crescent Moon, 35% illuminated.

I’d call this an afterthought, but it was the first thing I shot last night.  It is also the nicest shot I did all week…although the Moon is a decidedly easier target than the wispy deep sky objects I love so much.

Anyway, I was about to shoot M78 knowing I was going to fight the light pollution from this puppy the whole time, so I thought I might as well shoot it quickly before I started to fight it.

This is a stack of 9 images, shot at 1/500 of a second at ISO 200 on a 127 mm APO tube with focal length of 660 MM and f/5.2.

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