2007 Moon-Regulus

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Regulus, the brightest star in the constellaton Leo, is near the ecliptic, so it is occasionally occulted by the Moon. This image was taken a few minutes after it reappeared from behind the "dark" portion of the Moon, which is made visible by earthshine.

Equipment: Celestron 102-ED/Great Polaris mount/Nikon D70
F-ratio: f/9
Exposure: 4 seconds
ISO: 200
Date: November 3, 2007
Location: Landers, California, USA

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