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Rob Pettengill
Elgin, Texas, US
09:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Questar 1280/89 mm Maksutov telescope and Sony a7 iii camera

Post-processing Details:

Time laps composite. Best 9 lunar images aligned and stacked in AutoStakkert! 3. Time lapse composite in Photoshop.

Image Details:

Mars skims the rim of the Moon and was occulted for about 12 minutes from east of Elgin, Texas. Skies were very cloudy in central Texas, but the Astrospheric ensemble Cloud forecast identified a gap where I set up about 30 miles away. I had to dodge a few clouds and poor transparency, but am pleased with the result.