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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:29 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in manual mode with 4 second exposures

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - three pictures cropped and registered to produce a composite image. Slight adjustments of brightness and contrast required.

Image Details:

Mercury and Venus After Sunset
Following two days of unusually cold and wet weather a clear sky with excellent visibility after sunset both Mercury and Venus could be seen in the early evening sky for the first time this month. Venus being brighter first appeared at with Mercury becoming visible above it ten minutes later. The pair were then captured descending towards the horizon in the fading afterglow of sunset (previous submission) with Venus setting behind a foothill of Murahwa Mountain at dusk (above).