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Contains:  The star 81Tau, The star 80Tau, The star θ2Tau, The star θ1Tau, The star 75Tau, The star 71Tau, The star 63Tau, The star γTau, Part of the constellation Taurus (Tau)
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Moon in Hyades, 


Moon in Hyades

Moon in Hyades

Technical card

Resolution: 1536x1162 job: 1481451

RA center: 66.184 degrees

DEC center: 16.204 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.019 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.332 degrees

Field radius: 1.878 degrees

Data source: Backyard


This was an experiment - I shot the Moon last night. Tonight I slew to the exact coordinates the Moon was at and shot the starfield with short exposures.

Then I made a composite in Photoshop.

I tried to match intensities and backgrounds to "look right" but I'm not sure how I feel about this kind of image. I think it looks sortof neat but is it "authentic", and should that matter if this is considered art and not scientific?

It was an interesting experiment for me for sure.



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Moon in Hyades,