Fortunate to get good contrast through all the smoke from fireworks
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It's been quite a while since I've seen the moon two nights in a row.
A thin crescent moon, a little after sunset.
Our skies are more dark-adjacent than actually dark, but in summer, it takes hours after the sun sets to get a sky even this dark.
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There were some high clouds, which made for a dramatic daytime moon photo
Really sharp - looks like ideal conditions tonight for astrophotography.
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I saw high thin clouds making a moon halo, but by the time the tripod was set up, thick clouds moved in. I caught a moment with the moon through three…
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Finally a nighttime break in the clouds: the moon at 600mm focal length
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Taken at the Tzec Maun Observatory near Cloudcroft, NM
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(A much more serious and mysterious question than most will realize...)
Continued testing on a night of exceptionally stable air
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Taken with one-meter Tzec Maun Foundation telescope during testing
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