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Apr 08 - Crescent Moon Mosaic

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Same equipment & method as the Apr 07 version. Hazy sky made capture & processing a challenge, and slow boiling didn't help either.


2011 Apr 08, 2028 - 2036 UT. William Optics FLT 110 4.3" f/7 fluorite triplet refractor, Wratten 29 (deep red) filter, 2x Powermate, Imaging Source DMK41 camera. 5 frame mosaic, 24% resize; full size version here.

Diameter 30.74 arc min; colongitude 335.2 deg; illumination 23.8%; libration in latitude -00 deg 29 min; libration in longitude -07 deg 19 min; altitude 34 deg.

Transparency poor with cirrostratus cloud sheet. Seeing moderate but sharp, with slow large amplitude boiling motion. Temp +09C; wind S force 1-2; baro 1026 mb, falling slowly.

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Wow! The full size version is fantastic Brian... so detailed. Thanks!

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Nice pic, I esp like the detail on the non-teminator bit in the full-size version. The small one looks slightly too sharpened (artefacts from the resize process?)

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