Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 in manual exposure mode (4 secs at f/4.1)
Image size reduction. Minimal application of Star Spikes Pro Filter to make celestial objects more clearly visible.
Mercury and Regulus form Close Pair.
On Friday 28th July, Mercury and Regulus formed a close pair in the vicinity of bright Venus with Mars above – more information at https://earthsky.org/tonight/mercury-and-regulus-form-a-close-pair-on-july-28-2023/ This Southern hemisphere view of the trio with the Leo star Algieba to the right was taken from Mutare at 6.14 pm with a fading volcanic sunset behind Christmas Pass illuminating thin high cloud above Transmitter Hill.