Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blocking my View of Venus

I've been assured by the Justice Department that holding a crouching position for the time needed to capture this series of images did not induce any long term physical damage or emotional distress. My legs are still tired from my sustained crouch, but it was worth it. The mosaic above shows the moon occulting Venus from about 5:08 - 5:10 am on 4/22 (as viewed from Southern California).

All photos were taken with a Canon Digital Rebel, 200 ISO and shutter speed of 1/160 shutter speed. Lens used was a 3-inch APO refractor with focal reducer, producing a focal ration of ~F5.


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