Venus and the Crescent Moon Conjunction at Terrigal

Hi all

Back on the 17th September 2009, there was a lovely dawn conjunction of Venus and the Crescent Moon. I woke up early and was greeted to some beautiful clear skies, so I headed out to Terrigal to capture the pairing.

Click each image to see a 1200px wide version.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

The data has been sitting on my hard drive for almost 3 months waiting to be processed, but I finally managed to find some time to finish them off. And I’m glad I did – I’m happy with how they turned out.

Continue reading to see all of the conjunction images captured in the twilight glow.

All images were taken with my Canon 20D and Sigma 17-70mm lens, on a fixed tripod. Most images are 3-exposure bracketed shots, tone-mapped (HDR) using Photomatix, and processed using Photoshop CS2.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

Venus and Crescent Moon at Terrigal. Click for larger image.

This last one was taken with the standard 70-300mm lens to get a tighter view of the conjunction.

Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and the Crescent Moon

Thanks for looking.

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