I purchased a new toy for my photography...a spotting scope usually used for target shooting. It came with an adapter enabling a smart phone to be attached. This crescent moon capture (not cropped) edited in On1 PR 2019.5 won't win awards in the astronomy field, but the results convinced me it was worth the price. The scope is 20 - 60 with 80mm lens, which is equivalent at full magnification to a 3000mm camera lens.
PSE 18, On1 Photo RAW 19, Image Composite Editor, Windows 10
On Tuesday 2/19 we'll be able to experience the closest Super Moon of the year.
The technical term for a Supermoon is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. In astronomy, the term syzygy refers to the straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies. Another name is perigee Full Moon.