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Simulated Earthshine by John Bell

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John Bell
Time of observation
16/03/2012 - 10:23
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The picture is a composite of a full moon shot taken withJohn's 8 Newtonian at f6 (f4x teleconverter) 1/200sec , and a crescent at 1/20sec. The full moon shot was then darkened and given a blue tint in photoshop cs5 to simulate the earthlit moon. The crescent was slightly resized to match the scale of the full moon and pasted on top. The intention was to capturethe whole scene to look like an idealised earthlit moon. The final effect is quite dramatic.
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