September 1st. After a storm that came through this afternoon cleared out, the sky was clear and the nearly-half moon shone brightly as the sun began to set. So, even as the sun was still setting I started shooting. First with the SEL 55-210, then the SEL 50 (which had a hard time focusing on the moon, oddly enough). And finally, I dragged out the "big gun," the Celestron NexStar 6SE (6-inch aperture). And one of the shots turned out pretty well. Ran it through some quick enhancements in iPhoto to brighten and enhance the local contrast (still haven't decided on other post-processing software yet), and voila... Half Moon - 9/1/14 by SRHawk64, on Flickr Celestron NexStar 6SE - 1500mm f/10, ISO 800, 1/200. This may be one of my best yet, IIDSSM.