Gary A. Becker
Image taken:
Jun. 3, 2011
Location:
Coopersburg, PA
Details:
East Coast moonset on a late spring evening… Every evening is different. I have photographed young moons perhaps 100 times and no two images are duplicates. A crystal clear day gave way to high clouds which I thought were going to ruin the image of June 3rd's young moon. Happily, I was proven wrong. An equatorially mounted Canon 60D camera was coupled with a 70-200mm Canon zoom lens with a 2x extender and set at an EFL of 640mm at F/5.6. The image was exposed for 20 seconds after which the drive was disengaged and another 20 second image recorded.
 
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