As close as 353636km

Distance to the Moon varies between 356 and 406 thousands of kilometers (measured to Earth center). Last night I pictured our natural satellite one day before full Moon, and the distance between me and the target was 353636km at this moment. It was pretty huge and (unfortunately) very bright, so even narrowband deep sky imaging was not comfortable. But transparency and seeing were decent till the very dawn, so this night was not totally lost 🙂 

Images below are stack of 40 x 0.005s exposures with each of RGB filters. Made with Photoline 130mm refractor and QHY163M camera.

RGB version oversaturated
RGB version oversaturated
Green filter mono version
Green filter mono version

Large versions:

http://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-12-12-MOONRGB.jpg

http://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-12-12-MOON_G.jpg

Clear skies!

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