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"Conjunction"

Venus and Moon conjunction. 8th of October, 2013

Last week I spent two nights in a row gathering some images of the crescent Moon and Venus together in the west with the Milky Way above them both. During this timelapse, a car came along the road below the hill I was on and provided some subtle lighting on the foreground.
Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, Single 30 second exposure, F/2.8, ISO 3200


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Saddust Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
I would like to be able to see the planets spinning around the stars, and the crates on the planets (^v^) 
Superb pictures.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
How I wish that I could see the night sky like this every day.:)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student General Artist
My pleasure! I should show this to my Astronomy instructor someday.:icondodgeroohlalaplz:
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jdrephotography Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have amazing photos, jaw dropping night skies!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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AmyHBxo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
All of your pictures are breath taking - my favourite pieces on here by a long way! One talented person! x
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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AaronGarcia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing patience to get this picture, what a wonderful image WOW!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is simply stunning! I could fave them all :-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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FissileNutria Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You probably get asked this a lot, but how do you do this? I am trying some astrophotography myself and keep running into the problem where I cannot get any non-blurry pics because the night sky is moving while the ground is not (or it appears this way), so every time I image the night sky with something in the foreground, either the sky is streaked or the ground is streaked. Is there some way you can compile images together that fixes this?

That photograph is truly incredible. I find it hard for people to say that human life is insignificant and unmeaningful when the earth is in the perfect location for life to exist and for views like this to be frequent (if there was no light pollution)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D It sounds like you are breaking the "600 Rule"  I have a blog post on it here: www.capturingthenight.com/astr…
If you are using a normal tripod like I have in the above image then you need to stick to the 600 rule or less.  I personally use either 400 or 500. 
Yes you can do say a fixed tripod shot for the foreground and then a tracking shot of the stars and then combine them together in an image editing program but that to me crosses the line between a "real" image and an image composite or "fake" image, and I do not do that.  This image is a single shot taken with a normal tripod using the settings listed in the description.
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FissileNutria Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I have to try it again with these settings. I am just hoping I have a clear night tonight.
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spaceexplorer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
That is amazing! It is hard to believe that it is a real photo. Congratulations :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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TheJesusGuy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
How is the entire scene in focus at f/2.8?
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Look up hyperfocal distance.
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TheJesusGuy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Useful information
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work, just beautiful.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magical!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a stunning night sky! :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Daggettgirl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Photographer
How could anyone see this and not believe in a god?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like the image :D Thanks
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can. I am an atheist.
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Daggettgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
How?
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:iconoliviamichalski:
OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the universe. Not god.
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:icondaggettgirl:
Daggettgirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Photographer
And where did the universe come from?
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:iconoliviamichalski:
OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
From a big bang long time ago.
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:icondaggettgirl:
Daggettgirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Photographer
How did the "big bang" happen? We are only human we can't know or think beyond human capacity. There is much more than just a bang.
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right, Science is not that far that we can say how the Big Bang happened.
But all in all I do not believe in God. He disappointed me for too long, and let my father and my grandfather die in the age of 16 and 18. 
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture! Great stuff.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very extra ordinary :clap:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Greg, you are so welcome! I look so forward to your work. Always a high spot!! :heart:
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