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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:58 pm

Equipment Details:

4 second exposure with tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact camera

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - adjustment of brightness and contrast and minimal application of Star Spikes 4 Pro digital filter.

Image Details:

On Sunday 10th February the waxing crescent Moon was close to Mars, Uranus and three Pisces stars in the Mutare evening twilight sky. In this image captured at 18.58 LT (16.58 UT), the triangle below and to the right of the Moon consists of Mars (bottom), Uranus (above right) and the Pisces star 110-Psc (above left). A second Pisces star 106-Psc is within the halo around the Moon caused by very thin cirrostratus cloud and a third 98-PSc is some distance below it.