Venus, Saturn and Regulus over Roper Lake


On this morning, the planets Venus and Saturn made a tight triangle with the star Regulus -- yellow Saturn to the lower left of Venus, and blue Regulus to the upper left of Venus. As they rise in the pre-dawn sky, Venus is bright enough to be reflected in the still waters of Roper Lake.

Date: October 10, 2007
Time: 4:25 a.m. - 4:55 a.m. MST
Location: Roper Lake State Park, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 30 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: November 4, 2007
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