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Uploaded 13-Mar-13
Taken 12-Mar-13
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Photo Info

Dimensions1778 x 1000
Original file size104 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken12-Mar-13 18:26
Date modified21-Mar-13 21:15
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 6D
Exposure5s at f/NA
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Comet and New Moon

Comet and New Moon

Comet Panstarrs (c2011 14) and the New Moon were very close on the evening of March 12. I captured this image just as the bright lower limb of the moon disappeared causing the sky to darken and the comet to shine.
2013-03-12 on route 80 near the Painted Pony Resort in NM.
conditions - clear, warm and very light winds.
Orion 80mm refractor with Canon 6D camera and 0.8x reducer to give f/4.8.
Exposure 5 sec at ISO 400.