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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:15 pm

Equipment Details:

4 second time-exposure with tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in night scenery mode.

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - image crop and size reduction

Image Details:

Venus and Elnath Setting at Twilight
Clear but slightly hazy sky on Friday evening provided an opportunity to watch Venus and the nearby bright ‘blue-giant’ star Elnath (Beta Tau) setting behind Transmitter Hill in deep sunset twilight. An interesting observation is that the inherent blue color of Elnath suddenly became more intense as it started to disappear below the treeline on the horizon as can be seen in the above image (probably due to atmospheric refraction).