Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Another day longer, another day closer

One Day Longer, One Day Closer
Another clear sky last night, so I made another stab at photographing Venus with the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters of Greek myth. Quite a bit closer last night than Sunday night. The moon was brighter last night, tending to wash out some of the dimmer stars in the cluster. On the other hand, the exposure did emphasize the brightest, the Seven Sisters of legend.

Changed tactics last night -- went with a shorter focal length and lower ISO -- f/2.0, 0.8, ISO 400, EV-4 with 50mm lens, which provided a nice starburst effect around Venus.

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