September 6, 2005

On this evening, 4 celestial bodies appeared with 5 degrees of each other (clockwise from upper left): the bright planets Venus and Jupiter, the crescent Moon, and the dimmer star Spica. The arrangement was photographed above the Sierra Estrella, south of Phoenix, Arizona.

Date: September 6, 2005
Time: 7:31 p.m. MST
Location: South of Phoenix, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 5 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

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