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Crescent Moon and Spica

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Wednesday September 19, 2012

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: The moon taken at the visibility of 6.8% and 2 days into the new moon, the star below is Spica and is 262.18 light years away from Earth. Makes a nice photo on a very clear and cold evening.

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3. Kennebunker
11:34 AM GMT on September 18, 2012
Yes, it does make a great shot. I also love learning the names of stars that I don't get to see!
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2. Happysnappy
9:30 AM GMT on September 18, 2012
Impressive shot! Love the slither of crater detail.
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1. fotomacc
9:27 AM GMT on September 18, 2012
Hi Tony. I was out walking the dog this evening and, after looking up, said to my wife, "I bet WU will have heaps of new moon shots over the next few days." Thanks for not disappointing me with this great shot. :-)
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.

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