Venus, Regulus, Saturn and Moon


October 7, 2007

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On this morning, four objects were tightly grouped in the eastern sky: the bright star Regulus, the planets Saturn and Venus, and the crescent Moon. Far from city lights, the quartet was a splendid sight as it rose above the pines.

Date: October 7, 2007
Time: 5:37 a.m. MST
Location: Mogollon Rim, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 40 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 8 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: October 30, 2007
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