Supermoon, March 20 2011

A picture of the supermoon we enjoyed in The Netherlands today.

I used a Nikon P5000 compact camera mounted on a Leica APO 77 Televid spotting scope. The scope is mean for birdwatching, but it’s not bad for an occasional look at the skies. The scope was set to 20x magnification, camera’s optical zoom varies per shot, as does shutter time and other settings (I tried to capture both the details of the moon’s surface as well as the stunning brightness of the supermoon, so I experimented).

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