The X and the V on the Moon

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'The X and the V on the Moon'

The X and the V on the Moon

[Public Domain] 1 Dec 2014 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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For 4 hours only during an entire lunar month, the letters X and V mysteriously appear on the moon’s surface, as the terminator shadow cuts the moon in two halves. Of course, it’s not a mystery, just a nice play between the rocks, the sun and the shadows that astrophotographers challenge themselves to capture.

Can you find them in this photo?

I’d like to say I rose to the challenge and carefully planned my timing and exposures to capture this phenomenon but in actuality I just got lucky. I’d already taken the photos this weekend when a friend on Google+ (Kevin Franklin QLD) shared his lucky capture of the X and V also. I didn’t even know it was a thing.

Can’t find them? Here they are :

Moon-X-and-V-revealed

20 x 1/250s @ 200 ISO stacked in Auto Stakkert.
Canon 70D Prime Focus / Celestron 9.25″ SCT

 

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