Waxing Gibbous Moon Shot Using the “Bigma” Lens

A beautiful waxing gibbous moon was out this evening, high in the sky and waiting to be photographed. So I obliged. 😉

It gave me another chance to try out my 50-500mm Sigma “Bigma” lens on my camera when set up on a tripod. I still find that at full extension the focus is bit mushy, and I seem to get the best results between 400-450mm. Still, here is arguably the best shot of the sequence I took, which shows enough detail so that you can see the sunlight hitting the tall peaks of the Montes Jura mountain range on the moon flanking Sinus Iridus (the black basalt plain making up one of the moon’s “eyes”) before it has made it all the way to the bottom of the lunar plain.

Gibbous Moon with Sun Falling on the Peak of Sinus Iridum

Gibbous Moon with Sun Falling on the Peak of Sinus Iridum

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