Photograph by Ken Lord.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Waxing crescent moon, February 2, 2010, Pitt Meadows, B.C. Mr. Lord assures us, “It’s the moon, it’s cosmological! The picture was captured with a Canon T1i DSLR camera at prime focus on a 10-in Meade SN-10AT telescope from my back yard. 1/800 s, ISO 400. 5 exposures of the full view of the moon were stacked together (not a mosaic) in Registax to reduce noise and distortions, producing a sharper final image.”