Location of Photo:
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.
Date/Time of photo:
December 1, 2008.
Wide field photo: Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 18-50 F2.8 zoom at 18mm and F9.0, ISO 200, exp. 1 second. Close ups: Canon 70-200 χιλ. F 2.8 zoom, 2x converter at 400 χιλ. F5.6, ISO 800, exposures 0.6 και 0.5 sec.
A dreamy trip to Agrigento, Sicily, Italy, for the occultation of Venus, as well as for visiting the majestic Valley of the Temples, the greatest complex of ancient Greek temples in the world. In this photo you see the most brilliant of them, the 2500 year old temple of Concordia together with the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. And the occultation was marvelously seen, as the weather was completely clear!