Mercury and the crescent Moon 6th May 2008

A nice astrophoto-opportunity arose on the 6th May 2008 – in the twilight sky, beautiful Mercury lay very close to a new Moon.  In a big departure from my normal astrophotography – I took the accompanying image with the Canon 40D and a 28-200 mm zoom lens.  With 10-subs at 4-seconds per sub – I only wish standard deep-sky imaging was as straightforward as this.

This image also appeared on the Meridian News weather broadcast at 6.35 p.m. on 7th May, and I think it might make the Daily Echo today as well, I’ll check later this afternoon.

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