Astrophotography: Venus and Mars Convergence

The last few weeks, Venus has been bright in the sky in the early evening, as it chases the sun in the solar plane. Tonight (and the last few nights), Mars joined Venus to its upper right, and I caught a few pictures as it dipped below the neighbor’s roof.

Once they were our of sight, I turned to the south and caught the rising, nearly-full Moon.

Tech Notes: All pictures taken with a Nikon D200 and a Sigma 50-500mm lens, at ISO 800. They were tripod-mounted with a cable release.

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