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Mars and Moonlight Caress Lowell's Clark Telescope
Mars and Moonlight Caress Lowell's Clark Telescope

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
Date: Nov 19, 2005
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Science and Technology, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2005

Curves were applied to enhance brightness and contrast. Sky region was selectively saturated to better bring out blues. Mars was selectively saturated. Masked Curves used to dodge & burn edges of frame to better focus attention on telescope and sky.

Photo was taken during a private evening observation with comet hunter/discoverer Don Machholz and others at the Clark Telescope at Lowell Observatory. Additional photos and story can be found at:


Place: 237 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.5786
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4808
Avg (non-participants): 5.8611
Views since voting: 925
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 280
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 07:01:41 PM
Boy am I ever jealous of your equipment!
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12/06/2005 02:59:35 PM
Great exposer, the sky looks perfect. It almost looks like the larger object in the sky must be mars.
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12/03/2005 07:27:13 PM
Neat perspective. Great colors, sky maybe a bit oversharpened. A unique astronomical study. Good luck -8-
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12/01/2005 01:22:13 AM
With that telescope there, you didn't show us some far off nebula??? Oh, saving that for best of 2005, maybe? :-) Nice shot, at any rate.
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