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Bob Betenia

Location of Photo:

Arches National Park

Date/Time of photo:

May 22, 2012 9:20 PM


Canon 5D MK 2; Canon 300mm f4 lens @ f4; Tripod Mounted; 1.6 Seconds at ISO 100.


Thin crescent Moon and Venus setting over a ridge in Arches National Park. I did not realize that there was also a 3rd. magnitude star just coming out a occultation with the moon until I seen it in the image afterwards. I Used The Sky X to determine that the star was Zeta Tauri. Zeta Tauri was not visible in a shot taken at 9:16, and the last shot I took was time stamped 9:20 (same as the submitted photo) with the moon touching the ridge.


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