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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