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200 moons, 2024

200 moons, 2024200 moons, 2024 collection: constructed negatives

This work commemorates the 200 full moons that have passed since Feburary 2008.

The image in the center of this mosaic is a photograph of the full moon on April 23rd, 2024, captured through the mirrors of a 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. It is a medium-format color film negative exposed with a Pentax 6x7 camera. Circling the moon are 12 images of the April 8th solar eclipse from my vantage point in Connecticut (~92% magnitude) exposed with a Nikon 35mm camera. All the other negatives were created in February 2008.

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