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Venus in the head of the Scorpion (19 October, 2016)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:01
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Venus in the head of the Scorpion, mosaic showing Saturn and Mars as well. Mosaic of 3, 1 x10 second, 400 ASA exposures with my Canon IXUS taken at 8:57 ACDST. Click to embiggen Same as before but with labels added.

The weather has been somewhat uncooperative of late, but tonight I finally got a shot of Venus in the head of the Scorpion. There was still some thin high cloud about, so the image quality isn’t the greatest, and matching the separate frames in the mosaic didn’t work out as well as I hoped, but I still captured the full sweep from Venus up through Saturn and Antares to Mars above the handle of the “teapot” of Sagittarius.

Venus is just below the star Dschubba (whose name means Claw) in the head of the Scorpion. Venus will be at its closest to Dschubba tomorrow night.


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