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Conjunction
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Published: October 15, 2013
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"Conjunction"

Venus and Moon conjunction. 8th of October, 2013

Last week I spent two nights in a row gathering some images of the crescent Moon and Venus together in the west with the Milky Way above them both. During this timelapse, a car came along the road below the hill I was on and provided some subtle lighting on the foreground.
Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, Single 30 second exposure, F/2.8, ISO 3200


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Saddust's avatar
I would like to be able to see the planets spinning around the stars, and the crates on the planets (^v^) 
Superb pictures.
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Thank you very much :D
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SegaDisneyUniverseStudent General Artist
How I wish that I could see the night sky like this every day.:)
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Thank you so much :D
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SegaDisneyUniverseStudent General Artist
My pleasure! I should show this to my Astronomy instructor someday.:icondodgeroohlalaplz:
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You have amazing photos, jaw dropping night skies!
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Thank you so much :D
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All of your pictures are breath taking - my favourite pieces on here by a long way! One talented person! x
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Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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AaronGarciaProfessional Digital Artist
Amazing patience to get this picture, what a wonderful image WOW!
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Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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SnowInHadesHobbyist General Artist
Your work is simply stunning! I could fave them all :-)
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Thank you so much :D
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You're welcome :hug:
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FissileNutriaHobbyist Digital Artist
You probably get asked this a lot, but how do you do this? I am trying some astrophotography myself and keep running into the problem where I cannot get any non-blurry pics because the night sky is moving while the ground is not (or it appears this way), so every time I image the night sky with something in the foreground, either the sky is streaked or the ground is streaked. Is there some way you can compile images together that fixes this?

That photograph is truly incredible. I find it hard for people to say that human life is insignificant and unmeaningful when the earth is in the perfect location for life to exist and for views like this to be frequent (if there was no light pollution)
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Thank you very much :D It sounds like you are breaking the "600 Rule"  I have a blog post on it here: www.capturingthenight.com/astr…
If you are using a normal tripod like I have in the above image then you need to stick to the 600 rule or less.  I personally use either 400 or 500. 
Yes you can do say a fixed tripod shot for the foreground and then a tracking shot of the stars and then combine them together in an image editing program but that to me crosses the line between a "real" image and an image composite or "fake" image, and I do not do that.  This image is a single shot taken with a normal tripod using the settings listed in the description.
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Thank you very much, I have to try it again with these settings. I am just hoping I have a clear night tonight.
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That is amazing! It is hard to believe that it is a real photo. Congratulations :)
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Thank you so much :D
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How is the entire scene in focus at f/2.8?
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Look up hyperfocal distance.
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The-BuildHobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work, just beautiful.
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Thank you so much :D
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