Astrophotography: Moon-Venus Convergence, November 27, 2011

I just got a new Nikon D700. One of the reasons I wanted it was for astrophotography. It is very strong at both long exposure images and at using high ISO.

Last night and tonight there was a convergence of the Moon and Venus. It was actually better last night (Saturday), but I wasn’t able to shoot.

So, I took the opportunity tonight to try out the D700 on astrophotography. It certainly performed well, but I can’t wait to try it out with a subject matter a little more interesting.

They looked to be five or six degrees apart, although they were a bit closer last night.

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Tech Notes: Shot on my Nikon D700 with the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lens, tripod-mounted with a 2-second delay on the shutter (forgot my cable release). Post processing was performed in Photoshop Elements.

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