My first astro pic on the forum!

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This is my first attempt to post an image on the forum. It is a blending of three images.
The moon and stars.
The moon and stars.
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That's a fascinating technique. The Moon looks like it's hanging in space!

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Thanks for your comments, it certainly gives 3D effect not seen in the typical lunar shot.
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Nice, I really like it. What were the specs of the three shots you blended?
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Wow if thats the first , you have set the bar pretty high for yoursef . Congratulations it looks really great. Thanks fro posting it. Phill
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Wow really great first image! I love moonshine shots, and it's impressive this is your first shared image! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
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That is such a good looking lunar shot DCN!

Really does look like it is hanging there! Lighting looks perfect. Great work!
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i love it !, apod !
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Very sharp. I love the way you have brought out the night-time section, not something we usually see with a gibbous Moon.

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Wow! I love the earthshine and the stars. Very well blended!
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Really cool, but its upside down!!

Opps, did see that you are from below the line.

Nice,
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Hi DCN. This is a great blending technique that you used here. Excellent contrast, sharp details, a nice field, and the moon really jumps out at us. Thanks for sharing this work on here DCN, and I hope to see more of your astro pictures again soon.
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Very interested in the "stars" only shot. How deep did that shot go??
As an observer of lunar occultations, of course there is no way that there could be that many stars near the limb of the moon to be occulted at any one instance, that could be seen.
And, I really doubt you would have that many stars visible on the bright limb of the moon with the glare even wiping out 3rd & 4th magnitude stars.
Apparently this is more of an "artistic representation", rather than reality.

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That's a very cool technique and a great picture!
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That is really cool, I like it a lot! Great job
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I checked google images, and there is no other astrophotography moon image like this one/yours. Cool and thanks.
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That's a real beauty DCN. Crisp and clear.
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Congratulations on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!!

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Great work!

Congratulations on your apod!
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DCN wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:15 am
This is my first attempt to post an image on the forum. It is a blending of three images.

Everyone liked this one! Congratulations on the APOD.

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