Moon, Venus and Mars Conjunction, Jan 31, 2017

Moon, Venus and Mars on Jan 31, 2017. Canon T3 and a Canon 200mmm telephoto lens set at F/4. Exposure was 1/100th sec @ ISO 3200.

A beautiful conjunction of the moon and two planets made the last evening of Jan 2017 quite nice.  The Moon joined Venus and Mars on this evening and I just had to get some shots.

Moon, Venus and Mars on Jan 31, 2017. Canon T3 and a Canon 200mmm telephoto lens set at F/2.8. Exposure was 1/40th sec @ ISO 3200.

I could have used a tripod for these, but I took the images by propping the camera on the top of a car.   Consequently, I had lots of rejected images due to motion blur.    But, luckily, I got a three steady ones that were good enough to post.   The forth image below was a repair job, but it came out OK after correcting it for my unsteady hands.  🙂

Moon, Venus and Mars on Jan 31, 2017. Canon T3 and a Sigma 28-70 Zoom, 70mm at F/4. Exposure was 1/60th sec @ ISO 3200.
Moon, Venus and Mars on Jan 31, 2017. Canon T3 and a Sigma 28-70 Zoom, 70mm at F/4. Exposure was 1/4th sec @ ISO 3200.

These last two are actually composites.   The one right above had motion blur and as mentioned previously, I was able to fix it.  But, fixing it messed up the trees.  So, I had to composite the good trees back in from the original.  In the second image above, the moon was replaced with a better version from the 200mm lens.

 

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