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Fourteen-Day-Old (Full) Moon, 



    
        

            AlenK

Fourteen-Day-Old (Full) Moon

Fourteen-Day-Old (Full) Moon, 



    
        

            AlenK

Fourteen-Day-Old (Full) Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade MTS-SN6

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-3 II


Date: May 7, 2020

Time: 23:46

Frames: 1

Focal length: 762


Resolution: 3376x2826

Data source: Backyard

Description

Prime focus with an exposure of 1/400 of second at ISO 100.

As primarily a deep-sky astrophotographer, I have never been a fan of the full moon or indeed any gibbous phase because of the effect these phases have on the sky background.

However, this one is just a little past the true full moon phase, which happened in the morning that day. That made it a little more interesting because the terminator is just visible on the right edge, exposing some craters. The most prominent appears to be Humboldt, the one with the large central peak, located below and to the right of Mare Fecunditatis.

The Meade MTS-SN6 is a 6-inch f/5 Schmidt-Newtonian from the 1980's.

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Fourteen-Day-Old (Full) Moon, 



    
        

            AlenK