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Achada do Gamo . Mina São Domingos,Portugal
05:35 am

Equipment Details:

SONY A7III , Lens SONY 20mm-1.8 , Tripod Manfrotto

Post-processing Details:

- The visible path of the Tiangong ( CSS ) and the sky were captured with 10 consecutive shots at F2 , 15" , ISO 1600
- The foreground 1 single shot F5 , ISO800 , 450" , 45 minutes later already during the astronomic twilight to avoid any kind of artificial light and get a better foreground detail.
Both sky and foreground were stacked and blended in Photoshop being the sky a single frame to avoid the star trails effect.

Image Details:

Greatest brilliancy of VENUS.
The composition was planned to record the rise of Venus on the it´s brightest night of the year 2023 and , if possible , get also other astronomical objects to enrich the composition.
It was also possible to see the trail of the CSS-Chinese Space Station - Tiangong, which appears in the constellation of Gemini, on the top of the frame ,apparently passes close to the brilliant Venus and disappears in the constellation of Hydra.
In the upper right corner rising behind the ruins of an old cupric pyrite processing unit ,ORION , one of the most beautiful Winter constellations.