Astrophoto: The Moon by Brian Brushwood

Here’s a beautiful photograph of the Moon captured by Brian Brushwood. If that name sounds a little familiar, Brian is the pointy-haired host of Scam School, NSFW, and many other podcasts and web shows. I was totally shocked and surprised to learn that Brian is actually an amateur astronomer, with a sweet 8″ dobsonian telescope. Amazingly, he captured this image by just holding up his iPhone camera to the telescope eyepiece and snapped the image.

You can see Brian’s original post over at Google+, with the complete collection of images he captured that night.

Nice work Brian! Welcome to the hobby of astrophotography – bid farewell to whatever free time you thought you had.

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