Waxing Cresent moon,Venus and ngc 6530 | Jared Bowens

Jared Bowens
Location of photo
Dekalb County Mo.
Date/Time of photo
November 6 2013
Canon 60D sigma 300mm lens set at 115mm 3.2sec ISO-1600 f5
On November 6-2013 the Waxing Cresent Moon is 7.4 degrees north of Venus, just small portion of the Moon was lit up by the sun, the rest is lit up by Earthshine sunlight reflected off of our planet back onto the moon (and then back again to our eyes). While in between the two objects is a surprise, an open star cluster NGC 6530, and if you look hard you will notice a small gostly glow inside NGC 6530 (the Lagoon Nebula)
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