Zodiacal light, Mars and Saturn (2012 Aug 18)
The gentle illuminated band of interplanetary dust known as the zodiacal light points the way at sunset to Spica, Mars and Saturn. The image below was taken during the recent deep-sky weekend at Bergwater Lodge, Montagu.
Compare this image with the one taken on 2012 August 11; note the position of Mars.
Canon EOS 60D, 18mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 30-sec
Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012
nothing more to see. please move along.