Location of photoPort Elgin, Ontario, Canada
Date/Time of photo5 & 6 May 2012
EquipmentThe images were taken with a Canon 7D mounted at the prime focus point of a TMB9L refractor on an Astrotrac Travel Pier. ISO 400, 1/4000s for the Moon and 1/6400s for the Sun (filtered, of course, with a homemade Baader film filter). The levels were gently adjusted in Photoshop and the Sun's image was colourized (I'm not fond of the Baader blue).
DescriptionI took an image of the "SuperMoon" on Saturday night and then a few test shots of the Sun the next day.
I thought I would compare the relative apparent angular sizes of the two, with a very large perigee moon that will turn into a very small apogee moon in two weeks during the annular eclipse. The contrast shows the ellipticity of the Moon's orbit - a Moon which is "larger" than the Sun at one extreme of its orbit, and "smaller" than the Sun at the other, two weeks later.
I have higher resolution images if needed.