Daytime 6.2% crescent Moon with the Orion 10" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph December 15, 2017 Uploaded 12/15/17 Note: Conventional usage of South is up in all images, more info below.
 With the wind howling in the trees all night long, I knew the seeing would be poor, and yes - 1.5 /5 was a mess. But the moon was a very thin crescent, and at 9 am this morning was over half way up in the east as the Sun rose over the tallest trees. While lacking in sharp detail, look again for those "Black Craters", which are filled in with shadow and only seen during very slim crescent phases. Observing guides dont even mention them.

Processing: 25/1200 best frames, alignment in Autostakkert, USM, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS2 and Image J.
Instrument: Orion (GSO) 10" f/3.9 with 5x Powermate Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 51 Filter: Orion IR Pass Exposure: 1/30 sec 12fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/5, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55F