Categories: Astrophotos

Astrophoto: Venus Above Kendal Castle

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Thanks to our pal Stu Atkinson for braving the elements and risking life and limb to capture this image: “I trekked up to Kendal Castle to try and get some pictures of Venus blazing in the dusk sky above the castle ruins…,” Stu wrote on his blog, Cumbrian Sky. “On the way I fell, really went down, slipping on some mud and landing flat on my back, limbs everywhere, but when I got home and saw how the images turned out, well, it was worth the tumble!”

We agree — this is a beautiful image! Click on the image for larger version, where you can see all the gorgeous detail.

Stu took this image during the BBC Stargazing Live activities, which are currently taking place.

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Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Nancy_A and and Instagram at and https://www.instagram.com/nancyatkinson_ut/

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