The waxing crescent Moon setting over the dishes of the Very Large Array Radio Telescope in New Mexico, on December 13, 2015, ni

- Image ID: H63W68
The waxing crescent Moon setting over the dishes of the Very Large Array Radio Telescope in New Mexico, on December 13, 2015, ni
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Image ID: H63W68
The waxing crescent Moon setting over the dishes of the Very Large Array Radio Telescope in New Mexico, on December 13, 2015, night of the Geminid meteor shower. I thought the curving horns of the crescent Moon made a nice coincidental match for the orientation of the 27 antennas of the VLA. I caught this scene on the road down to the VLA to set up for the meteor shower sequences. I shot this with the 135mm telephoto lens and Canon 5D MkII. It is a composite of a long 15s tracked exposure for the sky and Moon, with a long untracked 15s exposure for the ground, with the camera on the iOptron Sky-Tracker. A third short tracked exposure added detail in the Moon to avoid it being over exposed.
Location: New Mexico