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Apr 18, 2010 06:05 |  #1

Just a snapshot out of the window really... I love the moon when it's almost not there at all!

Taken on 15th April 2010, handheld 1/5s f5.6 ISO400 at 250mm using EF-S 55-250 and a 50D.


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Apr 18, 2010 22:49 |  #2

Mark , nice shot but that is Venus upper left corner , Mercury was below the moon on that day at 8:28pm CST .




  
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Apr 18, 2010 23:43 as a reply to  @ Celestron's post |  #3

That should be GMT for the UK. Cartes du Ciel comes up with exactly Marks picture for 2030 local time. Looks quite cool flicking between the two. Venus is quite a bit higher up than this frame shows.


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Apr 19, 2010 02:32 as a reply to  @ SteveInNZ's post |  #4

Yes, Steve is right, Venus was further up and to the left. The moon moved towards Venus for the next day and has now left it behind.

I think it's quite hard to get a decent shot... too early and the sky is still light so you can't see Mercury... too late and the moon is setting behind trees and buildings. In this shot there was a tree just to the right of the moon, yet you can see how light the sky was.


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