Venus, Mercury and young crescent Moon

April 15, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
 
*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
Time: 20:50
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

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