Earth's closest neighbor, 238,920 miles away. The moon rises approximately 50 minutes later each day, completing its orbit around Earth every 27.32 days.. It is 4.5 billion years old and formed during the early days of Earth's existence. The moon is best viewed with 50-250x using a polarizing filter to compensate for it's brightness. The best detail can be observed along the terminator, where the Earth's shadow falls.
Telescope / Lens Meade LX200 8" SCT f/10 Eyepiece Projection FL/6750mm f/34 135x
Mount Type Meade LX200 standard tripod Meade Wedge
Camera Canon F-1 cave eyepiece projection adapter
 Filters none
 Film  Kodak E100 (Slide Film)
 Exposure 1/3 sec
 Processing Normal Photo Oregon, Scanned Nikon 5000 @ 4000dpi, Photoshop
 Date  7/31/1999
 Location Pine Mountain Observatory, next to the 24" dome 30 miles East of Bend, Oregon
 Conditions 6500' magnitude 6.0+ Skies; Clear

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