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Peter Benedict Tubalinal
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
03/20/2020
05:59 am

Equipment Details:

Celestron NexStar 8i XLT StarBright
25mm Elux Plossl eyepiece
Lenovo Phab2 Plus (smartphone camera / AFOCAL method)

Post-processing Details:

Camera settings: ISO 100 • 1/111-second exposure • Infinity
Afocal method

The color on the lighted side of the Moon auto-adjusted to yellow as the skies were starting to brighten (sunrise). The dark side was enhanced to darken that area and hide the grains caused by the smartphone's camera.

Processed in Instagram:
Lux / Brightness / Contrast / Structure / Warmth / Saturation / Highlights / Shadows / Sharpen

Image Details:

Absolutely fantastic! Lunar features are always best seen when the Moon is on crescent phase, such as the waning crescent which was imaged this morning using just a smartphone on a telescope.