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At a recent star party I noticed that Venus and Saturn were both near the crescent Moon as it set, so I set up a DSLR on a fixed tripod to capture this image. The Moon portion is a composite of 2 different exposures, but lens flare from the long exposure was unavoidable because it was so bright. Venus is the bright "star" on the right (I think it is somewhat crescent, but that might just be elongation due to not tracking). Saturn is not obvious, but I think it's the dot at about 2 o'clock from the Moon and 3 Moon diameters away.

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Comment by Greg Marshall on September 21, 2013 at 6:53pm

Thanks, Phillip. I hope to do more ultra-wide-field imaging soon.

Comment by Philip A Cruden on September 21, 2013 at 2:10pm

Very nice Greg, I love captures like this.

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