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Noel Cramer

Location of Photo:

Geneva, Switzerland

Date/Time of photo:

April 2, 2012 19h35m GMT


Pentax K5 camera with Pentax smc A* 200mm F2.8 lens on fixed tripod. Diaphragmed to F:5.6, 1600 ISO, 12 2sec exposures stacked with RegiStax and corrected for 2sec linear drift with FocusMagic software.


Venus close to the Pleiades cluster. Venus is spectacularly bright in comparison to the "bright" Pleiades stars. The extended diffraction spikes are due to the 8 blades of the diaphragm.


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