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The Pink Moon that wasn't


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
08/04/2020 - 21:16
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
No flash

The technology here impressed me.   This is a view over my own home-built shed observatory with my 14inch SCT in its foil-wrapped dew shield on the left of picture pointing at Capella as I was lining up and getting focus right for a look at comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS.  I noticedthat the nearly full Moon was rising in the trees behind my observatory. I just had my iPhone to hand so climbed on a wall where I lost my balance as I took this picture but to my amazement it came out focused and clear.  So a day after the 'Pink Super-Moon' nonsense I snapped this very orange Moon!

The only slight caveat is that it was a lot darker than the camera image suggests!


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