Gibbous Moon by Ron Brecher
Gibbous Moon (Ron Brecher)
Gibbous Moon by Ron Brecher

Photo of the Week for December 19, 2014 To get the very best views (and images) of the […]

Photo of the Week for December 19, 2014

To get the very best views (and images) of the Moon, it pays to pick the optimum time for a given phase. As Guelph, Ontario, astrophotographer Ron Brecher remarks, “I rarely image the moon in summer — it’s too low in the sky — but in autumn, it rises higher, where the air is steadier.” On October 4, Ron captured this superbly detailed view of the gibbous Moon between fast-moving clouds.

Gibbous Moon by Ron Brecher
Gibbous Moon (Ron Brecher)

He used a SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera and Baader R filter on his 10-inch f/6.8 ASA astrographic telescope.You can view more of Ron’s astronomical images at his web site: astrodoc.ca.

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