Photo of the Week: September 1, 2013

Planetary Grouping by Roy Bishop

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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.

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