Categories: Astrophotos

Astrophoto: Planets at Dusk at Trusk by Brendan Alexander

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Oh my! What a gorgeous combination of planetary conjunctions and a beautiful landscape! Brendan Alexander (@DonegelSkies) posted this image on our Flickr page, making all our jaws drop at Universe Today. The image wasy taken on March 4, 2012. “When I arrived at Trusk Lough, Ballybofey County, Donegal (Ireland) to try and get a shot of this stunning alignment, a cloud was blocking my view of Mercury,” Brendan wrote on Flickr. “I did manage to get a few shots of all three planets just before Mercury dipped below the horizon.”

Image Details:
Time & Date: 19:30 4th Mar 2012
Equipment: Canon 1000D and Sigma 20mm F1.8 lens
Exposure: 8sec, ISO 200, F1.8 with in camera noise reduction

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Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004. She is the author of a new book on the Apollo program, "Eight Years to the Moon," which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible. Her first book, "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond.

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