Camping Under the Planets

By: Alan Dyer

Aug 27 2012

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Category: Observers & Star Parties, Solar System

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:50mm
ISO:400
Shutter:20 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Here’s a final scene from the recent big star party, of campers under Mars and Saturn, two planets setting into the twilight.

Saturn is just in the clouds, Mars is below, and just above the treetops is Spica, the brightest star in Virgo. The three objects were in close conjunction through mid-August but set early in the evening.

I shot this at the recent Saskatchewan Summer Star Party in Cypress Hills. Most of my blogs of the last 10 days have featured shots from the star party or of the star party. It was a super weekend for stargazing.

– Alan, August 27, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

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