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Maybe off topic, but for my 100th post here on Trekearth, I choose a special one (at least for me), the Moon.
Technical data:
First Moon quarter on 27.03.2004.
Lens: Astrophysics 130f/6 + Baader Flat Field Converter to achieve a focal length of 1600 mm
Camera: Nikon D100 at 200 ISO
Exposure: 1/30 second
No post processing at all

A larger view is posted on my personal website, please look here.


I promise I will not post other astronomical pictures here ;-)
But, you’re welcome to look them on my personal web site ..

Hope you enjoy it and many thanks for all your past, present and future comments and critiques and your beautiful pictures!

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MOON ALTITUDE AND POSITION
They vary according to its phase and to the seasons; and also according to the observer’s location.
First quarter is seen on the afternoon and first part of the night and highest in the sky on spring;
Full Moon all the night and highest in winter (moon eclipse may occur);
Last quarter last part of night and morning and highest in fall;
New moon during daytime and highest in summer (solar eclipse may occur).

Depending on the observer position on earth, for first quarter:
The left part is illuminated (like a D as represented here) in northern hemisphere and the right part on southern hemisphere (symmetrical to the view).
It is almost horizontal at equator (rotated by 90°), like a cradle.

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