Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Venus and Jupiter dancing in the evening sky
As Venus and Jupiter were getting very close together this past week, it's been cloudy in Tucson and I only got a brief hazy glimpse of them about 5 days ago. Tonight on my way home, though, I was treated to the pair dancing in the western sky as well as the Moon rising in the east. When I got home, I pulled out my Canon 70D along with my 70-200 f/2.8L lens and took some shots. Here, I've backed the lens off to 70mm focal length to get the surrounding trees and stars. A little adjustment in the GIMP brought out more details in the sky and a bit of sharpening helped show off structure in the trees. This exposure was at 70mm focal length with an exposure of 2 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 1600.