Venus, Moon & Mercury
Taken by Noeleen Lowndes on July 16, 2018 @ Warrumbungle Nat Park NSW
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 70D
Exposure Time: 1/1
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2018:07:16 22:05:10
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It was a very pretty sight this evening with the planet Mercury low on the western horizon and the crescent Moon very close to the brilliant planet Venus. This was all happening in the constellation of Leo the Lion with its alpha star Regulus between the two planets, which also lies very close to the ecliptic.

Images were taken at the Warrumbungle National Park in NSW with a Canon 70D camera on a tripod and a Tamron 18-400mm lens set at 35mm with a 1 second exposure and ISO1600. For the day time image of the conjunction, the lens was set at 400mm, ISO 400 and exposure was 1/500th second.
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Ooops! In my second image I marked the planet Mars instead of Mercury, sorry about that, Noeleen
Posted by noeleen22 2018-07-19 07:28:36
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