Thin Moon

Some photos with the Canon Rebel XS attached to my 8inch dobsonian telescope before sunrise this morning.

1/100 second exposure, ISO 1600, prime focus with 2x barlow, 200mm dobsonian

1/100 second exposure, ISO 1600, prime focus with 2x barlow, 200mm dobsonian

Two different exposures in the photos above and below….

Longer exposure 1/80 second, ISO 1600, also through 2x barlow and 200 dobsontian

Longer exposure 1/80 second, ISO 1600, also through 2x barlow and 200 dobsontian

Here’s a photo I took at a much longer exposure to attempt to capature the beautiful earthshine on the part of the moon not lit by the sun. I failed (in so many ways), but note the blueish dot to the lower left of the moon – it’s a star that was near the moon. I know it’s a star, not an glitch or reflection because it showed up in other long exposures in the same place relative to the moon.
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