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September Morning Conjunction by Steve Irvine

Photo of the Week for September 18, 2015

September Morning Conjunction by Steve Irvine
Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Often, that’s unfortunate. But sometimes, things go better than you expect. Ontario photographer Steve Irvine got more than he bargained for on the morning of September 10, 2015. “I was up before the Sun to view and photograph the Moon, Venus and Mars, above Georgian Bay” he writes. “I was surprised to also see the International Space Station gliding across the sky.”

In his photograph, the ISS appears as a short streak at near the top of the frame. Venus is the bright point of light to the right of the crescent Moon, while Mars is the less distinct glint on the Moon’s left. Irvine captured the scene with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera fitted with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM zoom lens set to 40mm and f/5.6. The exposure is 3.2 seconds at ISO 250.

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