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Enchanted Evening

The over-exposed Crescent Moon lies very close to M45, the Pleiades, as the winter constellations of Orion and Taurus set in the west in the twilight on an enchanted evening in April.

Exposure Data
  • Lens: Canon 16 - 35mm f/2.8 L USM working at 26mm
  • F/stop: f/2.8
  • Exposure: Composite: 15 seconds and 1 second exposures
  • Mount: Fixed tripod
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II DSLR
  • Mode: RAW
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance: Manual
  • In-Camera Noise Reduction: Off
  • Filter: None
  • Time: 7:38 p.m. EDT
  • Date: April 11, 2005
  • Location: Carranza, NJ
  • Calibration: None
  • Processing: Sky background neutralized in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS2 when opened in 16 bits. Composite with layer mask, star diffusion, all in Photoshop CS2.

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