The Moon and Venus

Cresent moon, Venus and clouds, from Breña Baja
Cresent moon, Venus and clouds

I’m glad I woke up early today.

These were taken from my balcony in Breña Baja at 6:30 am. For the top one I used a compact camera (Canan SX220) and tripod. For the bottom one, a Pentax DSLR (K 10D) and tripod.

On La Palma, you can get results like this with very modest equipment and skill.

The moon and Venus, from Breña Baja
The crecent moon and Venus

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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