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Waxing Gibbous Moon
I am a lifelong amateur photographer who inherited a love of the night sky from my dad, who used to wake us kids up to watch the 1960s rocket launches. I'm a city kid who is always longing for darker skies. My favorite viewing locations are an open field on the way to Mt. Hood and the ocean beach at Manzanita, Oregon. Most gasp-worthy objects to view, in my book, are the Andromeda Galaxy and the heart-breakingly beautiful symmetry of the moons of Jupiter. Favorite Orion equipment is my Highlight Plossl 26mm eyepiece, which brings distant worlds right up to my eyeball, in stunning clarity.
Date Taken: 04/12/2014
Photographer: Teresa Herlinger
Location: Portland, Oregon
Telescope: Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
Other Camera: Canon Rebel XSi DSLR
Processing: Photoshop to bring out highlights
Exposure: 1/60 F4.5 ISO 1600 35mm
Other Equipment Used: 08705, Orion Highlight Plossl 26mm, 05560
Notes: This photo was taken on a crystal-clear night as I was practicing my camera setup for the upcoming lunar eclipse, April 14. If the seeing is anywhere near as good as tonight, we're in for quite a show!

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