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Venus and the Pleiades

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By AfricanObserver   |   
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Getting star shots in the early evening is always a balancing act - shoot while they're high enough to get some clear seeing, and it's still light. Wait until it's dark enough, and they've dipped into the really hazy part of the atmosphere ( <geeknote> well, the light is travelling through far more atmosphere </geeknote> )
This is about the best balance.

Shot from our garden, as we are currently in coronavirus lockdown. Which is fine, since I wouldn't have gone anywhere else to shoot this anyway!

You can get the bigger picture, with added Moon, Orion, and the rest of Taurus here
Image size
4240x2832px 5.17 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
ILCE-7S
Shutter Speed
6/1 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
82 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Apr 2, 2020, 7:31:09 PM
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wild-images's avatar
wild-imagesHobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture
AfricanObserver's avatar
AfricanObserverHobbyist Photographer
Thanks. In the absence of nice remote, dark skies, getting the garden shrubs in is the next step!
pearwood's avatar
pearwoodHobbyist Photographer
Nice catch.
AfricanObserver's avatar
AfricanObserverHobbyist Photographer
The lockdown forces one to slow down. This is not a bad thing.

Be strong on your side of the pond, good sir. I feel for your people.
TeaPhotography's avatar
TeaPhotographyProfessional General Artist
It really is a brilliant shot! :clap:
AfricanObserver's avatar
AfricanObserverHobbyist Photographer
I'm only realising now how beautifully clear the sky was that evening. It allowed all the pieces to come together nicely.
Thank you.
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