The Gathering Doug Zubenel Image taken: Sep. 1, 2008 Location: Near De Soto, Kansas. Details: With both volcanic ash and local atmospheric pollution reducing transparency, this was one tough shoot. While the Moon and Venus are obvious, Mars and Mercury are not. Canon Rebel XTi with an 85mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6; 1.6 second exposure at ISO 100. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.