Sam, yes it was cropped it wasn't the most photogenic foreground.I found a website you can plug in the time and it gives the moons age: http://www.cycletourist.com/moon/ Richard ----- Original Message ----- From: <sam@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:01 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: new moon image Nice shot, Richard. Did you crop this image? I am comparing this to what I took at 420mm focal length: http://www.pbase.com/pegsam/image/75959776 I know your image dimensions are larger than what I posted, but I would not have expected the Moon to be so much larger in your image. And how did you estimate the age at 21 hours? We couldn't have been more than 20 minutes from the timing of our shots, but both of my planetarium programs (The Sky and Starry Night Pro) put the age at 1.09 days. Is there a better source to get the phase and "age" of the Moon? Sam Tucson -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.