The Details
Object
Moonrise over the Mount Wilson Observatory
Optics
EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
Platform
Gitzo GT3530LSV Carbon Fiber 6x Tripod with RRS B2-Pro/L head
Camera
Canon 1D Mark IV
Filters
None
Date
05 May 2012
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson CA
Exposure
1/320 second, ISO 640
Software
Adobe Photoshop Bridge 4 and Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Looking east from a point about 1/2 mile from the Observatory
Notes
Taken on the night of perigee or closest approach to the Earth, the "supermoon" shown here lies at a distance of about 221,800 miles, making it appear somewhat larger in diameter than usual. In fact, compared to its apparent size when at apogee (or furthest point from the Earth), this moon is about 14% larger in diameter.

In order from left to right are the 100-inch dome, 60-inch dome (top barely visible), 150-foot solar tower, and the 60-foot solar tower.

 

 

 

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