Monday, March 19, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction March 19 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

Regrettably no Canada Geese deigned to fly through my photos tonight. All of the above photographs were taken with my Sony Alpha A35 SLT camera using a Minolta AF APO TELE ZOOM 100-400mm F/4.5-6.7 for the old Maxxum AF 35mm film cameras. The aperature used was f/8 or f/9 and the early exposures were from .5 seconds to 1 second whereas the later exposures showing some "star trailing" ranged between 10 seconds and 20 seconds. The longer exposures were timed by hand as it were since I used a "shutter" made of a black velvet bag over my outspread hand held a few inches away from the front of the lens to completely eliminate any "shutter bounce" from the long exposures. The ISO was set at 100 for the early images and ranged up to 800 ISO for the later photographs.

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