Saturday, May 18, 2013

Waxing 14 Percent Moon Alongside Alhena (γ Geminorum)

The waxing crescent moon was in conjunction with another body on 5/13/2013, but not Jupiter. The third brightest star in Gemini, referred to as Alhena in the Star Walk app, was only a few degrees from the moon.

I took 53 frames of the moon, but only stacked about 30 of them. For some reason the crescent moon is particularly difficult to align in Registax, so it got pretty funky adding more than 30.

14% crescent moon
Stack of about 30 frames, each at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO 100
14% crescent moon
Single frame at 300mm, f/5.6, 1.6 sec, ISO 200

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