Photo of the Week for May 9, 2014
During spring the angle of the ecliptic is close to vertical as it disappears into the western horizon, affording lunar photographers a better chance of capturing a very young Moon. Of course, the lunar disc will be close to the horizon and immersed in poor seeing, as the ripples of distortion and orange hue in this image suggest.
Lucian Gurban took this image of an extremely slim crescent Moon using his Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope and a Canon EOS 60D camera on the evening of March 30 from Montreal, Quebec.
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