Moon, Venus & Spica


Photo Information
The Moon, planet Venus ...and the brightest star in Virgo (Spica) form a close triangle in the early morning sky 6.58am on the 3rd Dec 2018

2 Exposures of 5secs blended together
1 @ f4 for Moon (no diffraction spikes) top layer.
1 @f9 for Venus ( with diffraction spikes) bottom layer (Moon cloned out)
Venus from lower layer registered exactly and blended to top layer by selecting 'lighten' in blend options in Photoshop.
27/12/2018 - 21:24mikeyscope
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed10 sec
Aperturef/9.0
ISO1600
Focal Length24mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 05:14
Really nice
PPG

bjolester

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 14:48
Great shot! LIKEd
Bjørn

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go4IT

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 14:48
Technical accomplishment. Thinking paid off. Like.

mikeyscope

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 15:17
Thanks for positive feedback on the image chaps... much appreciated!

I'm not a great fan of photo manipulation but often comes with the territory in astronomical imaging due to either lack of light... or large brightness differences between two or more subjects.

I prefer to be honest when manipulation is used and give summary of the process rather than mislead anyone otherwise how can others learn, I always try to keep it subtle.

Mike
My Flickr Site

davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 17:27
Like it or not, the result is very nice indeed (photoshop and its ilk are way beyond me).
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

stub

Link Posted 28/12/2018 - 18:12
Never get any shots quite like this from my K5 surprisingly enough...lol
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
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