Steady Mercury

Last night, I spotted the new crescent moon setting over Heptonstall, accompanied by Venus off to the far right. So I grabbed this photo…

Moonset over Heptonstall
Moonset over Heptonstall last night

It was only while I was processing the photo this morning that I realised I'd also bagged Mercury (faint dot, just right of centre).

Not bad for a 300mm telephoto lens hand-held at a ridiculously long ⅙ of a second.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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