Astrophoto: Jupiter and Venus at the Beach by Brendan Alexander

Article written: 2 Feb , 2012
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015


Brendan Alexander took this beautiful photo showing the two brightest planets currently in our night skies, over Flacarragh County, Donegal, Ireland. Here are the specs:

Canon 1000D (modded), 18-55mm kit lens (18mm), Fixed Tripod
Exposure: 20sec, ISO 800, F3.5 (two panels)

Brendan took the image on February 1, 2012. Check out his “Donegal Skies” Flickr feed.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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