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Joel Weatherly
Edmonton, Aberta, Canada
06:39 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon 5Ds, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM at 100mm for the wide shot and 400mm for the closeup insert, iOptron SkyTracker Pro

Post-processing Details:

Adjustments to white balance, contrast, and clarity before assembling the composite in Affinity Photo.

Image Details:

Despite invading clouds, I had to try to glimpse a view of Venus, Neptune, and the Moon together in Edmonton's evening sky. Light pollution, Venus' glare, and clouds made Neptune difficult to view and photograph but the planet's signature blue was visible. Venus was bright enough to develop a striking halo and present diffraction spikes. The Moon, while not the focus of my viewing, was also a lovely sight being 9.1% illuminated, Earthshine was plainly visible.