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Fredric Walder
Sonora California USA
08:37 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z7II, 80-400mm Nikkor lens at 200 mm, f 5.3, 5 seconds, ISO 640, single exposure, camera mounted on an iOptron SkyGuider set to follow the moon

Post-processing Details:

Basic Adobe Camera Raw processing of the raw file, accomplished in a single layer with selective adjustments of highlights and shadows to bring out moon contrast, small color adjustments to compensate for sky light pollution in photoshop

Image Details:

this was taken Sunday evening 7/11/21 US Pacific time and shows the conjunction of the two day old moon, Mars, and Venus in the western sky around twenty minutes after sunset; there were multiple layers of clouds in the valley below, the day was one during which high temperature records were being set in many parts of California and it was around 100 degrees F at the time the image was captured