Moon through Smartphone, Part XXI

March 21st, 2017, 7:11 a.m. local time

It feels like I’ve posted never-ending sequels about taking the Moon’s picture through my smartphone.  I am a little behind this week, but the above picture was with the Sun already up.  I believe I set the ISO to 50 and exposure to 1/6000, perhaps even lower.  The sky was much paler than shown here.

Earlier that morning, at about 6:20 a.m., I took a very similar picture with the same camera app settings (but ISO may have been set to 200).  Because dawn was just breaking, the sky contrasted to black and you can see the Moon’s surface much better.  I cropped the image to focus on the Moon:



I write frequently about astrophotography, technology advice, and my other interests like science fiction. I have over 30 years of experience in computer programming, information technology, and project management.

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