Steve Riegel
Image taken:
Jan. 24, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
In New Mexico I'm too far south for the CME-induced aurora but the evening show tonight was stunning just the same. The young cresent moon was hanging below Venus in a brilliantly clear sky. As part of the Astronomy Merit Badge I'm teaching, I decided to get a shot of the scene to show the Scouts you don't need a telescope to take neat astrophotos (one of the badge requirement options is to take a series of photos of the sky). As a bonus, I realized later I'd captured a lovely reflection of the scene in the roof of my truck as I braced the camera. Canon EOS XSi, 18mm lens, f/3.5, 1/6 sec, ISO 1600.
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