May 7th, 2017, 9:50 p.m. local time
This night produced a bunch of astrophotography goodies: a near Full Moon, Jupiter, Jupiter’s moon, some separate, some together, and at different detail levels. I will be sorting through all my source images throughout the week. To start, here is a closeup of the Moon through my 10″ Dobsonian taken with my smartphone, post-processed to bring out additional sharpness and contrast.
I am not sure if it was just the atmosphere or the special brightness of this month (must be that Full Flower Moon) but I was surprised and a little alarmed at how the sky was brightened. There seemed to be a higher-than-usual glare from this Moon that washed out most stars. It felt like I was living in the city again.