Venus and Jupiter, Brewood


Chris Marshall

Brewood, Staffordshire

Canon EOS 550D,50mm, f/3.2, 1.3sec, iso 200
Tripod, remote shutter release.

This shot shows Venus with Jupiter, above and to the left, within 1/2 degree of each other. It was taken in a field next to my house at 22.14 hours facing NW. I had a few inquisitive calves for company.The sun has dipped below the horizon but the sky is still light producing the wonderful blue colour and no light pollution problems. The planets show bright even with a short 1.3 second exposure.I love the way I can get great astro shots just using my DSLR.