Conjunction of Moon and M44

Moon and M44
Moon and M44

While reviewing my log book I came across this sketch of the conjunction of the Moon and M44, May 10, 2008 as seen from my backyard in Orleans, Ontario, Canada at about 10:10 local time. The sketch was made with white pastel on black paper and scanned into the computer, No processing was done. The seeing was very good that evening. My log comments that at 200x in my 8″ Dob everything was very steady. I was struck by the beauty of this conjunction especially with the earthshine on the moon.

Clear skies,

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