Waning Crescent Moon – 8/16/2017 9h 0m UT

Telescope: Meade SN8 @ f/4, Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: ZWO ASI071MC, Orion Imaging Skyglow Filter
Sensor Temperature: 0C, Gain: 200, Offset: 50
Exposure: 64x1/0.003sec, saved as FITS
White Balance: Nebulosity Automatic
Software: Nebulosity, Registax, Photoshop

I stepped outside this morning to cover my gear when I noticed the moon rising out of the clouds passing along the eastern horizon. I waited about an hour for it to rise above the trees and grabbed a quick set of source images. The air was heavy with moisture and while the transparency was very poor, the seeing was pretty good.

It’s not often that I get the watch the sun set over Copernicus.

-John

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