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Photographer:

Jan Wisniewski

Email:

jwisn@verizon.net

Location of Photo:

Near Aldie, VA

Date/Time of photo:

September 3, 2007

Equipment:

Canon 350D (extended red response) on 80mm ZenithStar II ED APO refractor with 0.8x reducer, on GM8 mount. 5 x 1 sec. and 5 x 1/200 sec. images processed in IRIS, AIP4WIN and PhotoPaint.

Description:

Moon "grazed" Pleiades on after midnight on Sept. 3, 2007. This was an extremelly difficult scene to image due to Moons brightness compared to Pleiades. Set of 1 sec. exposures was conbined to reveal stars and Eartshine, while 1/200 sec. exposures were used to reveal details of Moon surface.

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