Moon and Morning Sky


August 21, 2003

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This photo shows the summer pre-dawn eastern sky over the roof of my house. The moon (just past last quarter, and overexposed in this 35 second exposure) is in the middle of the constellation Taurus; the bright star Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster are just to the right of the moon. The familiar constellation of Orion is above the house. Part of the constellation Gemini is seen just above chimney; the brightest "star" in Gemini is the planet Saturn.

Date: August 21, 2003
Time: 4:32 a.m. MST
Location: suburban Phoenix, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 35 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

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