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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:18 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in night scenery mode

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - crop and register three images to produce composite. Minor adjustments to brightness and contrast and minimal use of PDS Star Spikes Pro 4 to bring out Mercury and Mars

Image Details:

Young Moon, Mercury and Mars setting at twilight
This composite of three images taken in fading sunset twilight between 6.03 and 6.18 pm shows a beautiful triangular configuration of the young crescent Moon with Earthshine, Mercury (white) and Mars (red) descending towards the horizon at the foot of the slope of Transmitter Hill in Mutare.