Planetary Grouping by Roy Bishop
From near his home on the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Roy Bishop had his tripod-mounted Canon XTi DSLR ready on the morning of August 4 at 4:56 a.m., ADT, to record a three-planet gathering near the Moon.
Left to right: Bright stars Castor and Pollux, Mercury (near horizon), Mars (left of crescent Moon) and Jupiter (above Moon). In the foreground: Planet Earth, with low tide in Minas Basin. Bishop used a 24mm lens at f/6.3 for the 4-second exposure at ISO 800.
Do you have a superb night-sky photo that you think might be Photo of the Week material? Click here to find out how to send your photo submission to us.