The Harvest Moon 2016


John Foster

Plymouth, UK

Skywatcher blue 102/1000mm achromatic refractor, EQ3 mount and Nikon D3200.

I Had some stunning views of the September full/harvest moon after the cloud cleared for about 2 hours visually. I didn’t see any sign of the penumbral eclipse but I snuck in some data capture too before packing up

All shot at 1/500 through an ND filter at ISO 100, shot in Raw and the crop out of Pipp is 2700×2700. Other details are in the bottom right corner.

I played around with processing (because why not?) I didn’t sharpen in Registax, straight from AS!2 to Photoshop and then produced some different ‘finishes’. This one brings out the white levels to highlight the moon’s albedo and I’m very pleased