TAWBAS star party

Planetary Grouping by Roy Bishop

Photo of the Week for September 1, 2013


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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