The Moon

On the way back from Nozawa Onsen, I got out at a rest stop and took this picture of the moon.
(300mm lens, handheld, manual exposure.)
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When I was in Pennsylvania for Christmas, I got a chance to play with my sister Leslie’s Celestron NexStar telescope. After about half an hour of fiddling with it, I was able to see both the rings of Saturn as well as Jupiter and its moons.
If I didn’t live in Tokyo, where there is so much light pollution, I’d love to get one and get the camera adapter for it.
I’ve always loved astronomy, but I really don’t know much about it formally. I just like looking up at stars, I guess.