Photo of the Week for April 4, 2014
While unwanted light from the Moon often interferes with both visual observers and astrophotographers, moonlight can be used to advantage by a creative astrophotographer. Depending on the length of the exposure, moonlight can illuminate the entire foreground of the shot, which results in a unique astrophoto. Matthew Barton did some photography on a night near full Moon, at the A.Y. Jackson Lookout near Sudbury, Ontario, last fall while the leaves were in full bloom. He combined 120, 20-second images using a Canon Eos 7D at ISO 1000. Startrails.exe software was used to combine the individual exposures into a single photo.