June 2nd, 2022, 9:21 p.m. local time

Usually I attempt to center my Moon images for the final picture, but tonight, with the crescent so thin, I felt it better to off-center and magnify to accentuate the limited surface area.

The evening was great for simple stargazing, as the young Moon was close to Castor and Pollux, the heads of the Constellation Gemini.  And a nearly total clear sky, on this warm early June day, meant I simply could not miss grabbing the telescope and snapping pictures.  There will be many too-hot, too-muggy, too-cloudy days ahead in 2022, so I was glad to take in this one opportunity.

Equipment Used:

  • 127mm Mak-Cass telescope
  • 23mm eyepiece
  • No eyepiece filter
  • iPhone XS
  • Smartphone telescope eyepiece adapter
  • Nightcap app on iPhone
  • f/1.8
  • 1/8 sec exposure
  • ISO 24
  • Focal length: 4mm
  • Minor touchups in PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro