*Astronomy Photograper of the Year Short List 2010*
Venus, Mercury and the 32 hour old Moon
I captured this image of Venus, Mercury and the young cresent Moon on 15April2010, just as the volcanic ash cloud began its occupation of western European skies!
Target: Venus, Mercury and the Moon
Date: 15 April 2010
Location: Killygordon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Equipment: Canon 1000D, Sigma 70-300mm APO lens working at 110mm, Fixed Tripod
Exposure: 5 seconds, ISO: 100, F: 5.6