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Conjunction Moon - Earthshine and Venus & Clouds June 16, 2018 - Tamron 200mm

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 G2

Imaging camera:Canon 80D

Mount:iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Software:Photoshop CS6

Resolution: 4824x2355

Date:June 16, 2018

Time: 18:37

Frames: 1

Focal length: 200

Data source: Backyard


Last night, the show was magnificent. The moon with earthshine and Venus was exceptionally close and practically on the same line, from my point of view.

The sun had set at 5:45 pm, and the moon, all pale at first, was entering the "blue hour". But you had to reckon with the clouds. There was one almost static and others were running at full speed.

Among the fifty shots, few were successful, cloud photography at night is not my strong point.

As I wanted to capture the earthshine, it was the 2-second exposure shot that worked better, but it had the effect of buzzing Venus, and create artifacts in the cloudy sky background.

Retouching the image I could have removed the clouds and leave a solid background, but ultimately it is perhaps better with the clouds, even imperfect.



Ray Caro
License: None (All rights reserved)



Reduction to 1920 pixels...


Cleaning the sky background and setting up a frame...


Conjunction Moon - Earthshine and Venus & Clouds June 16, 2018 - Tamron 200mm, 


            Ray Caro