Monday, March 23, 2015

Crescent Moon, Venus and Pleiades

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The planet Venus was a wonderful site next to the crescent Moon this evening, March 22, 2015. This is a view from my backyard. The Pleiades Star Cluster is at the top.

I my Canon T4i on a tripod and used my 18 mm - 135 mm lens set at 18 mm and f/3.5 and ISO 1600 for 10 seconds.

This one was taken with my 300mm f/4 lens set at f/8 for 2 seconds at 800 ISO. I used my iOptron SkyTracker on a tripod to track the pair so that I was assured of a sharper image.

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