The waxing crescent Moon, with the darkside lit by Earthshine, a binocular field south of Venus, bright as an evening star. This was April 17, 2018, f

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Image ID: PRK0H2
The waxing crescent Moon, with the darkside lit by Earthshine, a binocular field south of Venus, bright as an evening star. This was April 17, 2018, from near home in southern Alberta. This was with the Nikon D750 and the old 1970s vintage 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor lens at f/2.8. This is a single 5-second exposure, untracked. To be artistic I added diffraction spikes on Venus with Astronomy Tools actions, and an Orton-style glow effect with Luminar effects plug-in.