Zodiacal light, Mars and Saturn (2012 Aug 18)

posted: 1938 days ago, on Tuesday, 2012 Aug 21 at 19:05
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Mars, Saturn, zodiacal light, Montagu.

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

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