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Peter Welch
San Diego, CA USA
06:43 pm

Equipment Details:

Sony A7RIV with Rokinon 135mm, 1/8 sec, f/2.0, ISO 3200

Post-processing Details:

Increased contrast, highlights, clarity, removed noise.

Image Details:

Neptune! My goal was to photograph the moon + Venus conjunction, with overexposing the moon to pickup the earthshine. Upon closer inspection, I could easily see Phi Aquarii (the star that is being mis-identified as Neptune), and then... Neptune! Not sure if this will show up on a web image, but thought I'd share with you anyway. I love Earth Sky and read everything you all put out. Thanks for keeping us backyard astronomers engaged! :-)