Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Moon - 17 days old

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This close up view of the Moon shows the he Rheita Valley region near to the terminator. It was taken by Chris Newsome on the 9th September 2006 using a Meade DSI camera and 2x Barlow lens through a Celestron C8-NGT. The image is a stack of 133 frames, combined in MaximDL and then processed in CS2 adjusting the levels and curves and then adjusting the exposure value using Gamma, Offset and Exposure sliders. The image was taken in black and white.

Chris Newsome captured this image of the Moon setting over the fields at Alderwasley in Derbyshire at 04:33 BST on the 13th June 2006 using a Canon EOS 300D camera and a 200 mm lens. A few minutes later Chris took a picture of the Sun rising over Crich Stand from the same spot.