Going… Going… Gone! | Stephen Opgenorth

Stephen Opgenorth
Location of photo
Surprise, AZ
Date/Time of photo
Apr. 22nd 2009, Aprox. 0511
Canon Rebel XSi on 6" f/8.7 amateur built scope with 2x barlow mounted on an edmund scientific equatorial. This scope was built by my uncle when he was a teenager (early 60's), hand ground mirror and all. I restored it a couple of years ago.
Venus half way behind the limb of the moon. 1/60 sec exposure, brightness & contrast adjusted in F-Spot photo manager, then unsharp mask and image rescale in GIMP
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