October 5th 2016 – Mars, Saturn and the Moon

Didn’t have the luxury to scout a better setting to frame the picture.  In the street was actually better than my backyard with all the electric and utility poles/wires.  But nevertheless took a few minutes to frame the scene down the street while standing under a street light.  Click on the image to expand.

October 5th, 2016 - Mars, Saturn and the Crescent Moon

October 5th, 2016 – Mars, Saturn and the Crescent Moon

Almost in the same horizontal plane, you have Mars on the left and Saturn close to the Moon.

As it wasn’t fully dark yet, and I was on a tripod the exposure was rather short: 1/2sec at ISO 400.  Hence no rich star field this time around.  But you do see some of the bright stars such as Antares below Saturn.  Below is an overlay with a star chart.

Overlay with star chart - October 5th, 2016

Overlay with star chart – October 5th, 2016

If you missed it, there is still tomorrow… the Moon will have moved to a position above Saturn.

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