Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
Venus, Jupiter, and the Pleiades Rise Above Goat Mountain
An Early Morning in Late July
Venus, Jupiter, and the Pleiades rise above Goat Mountain early in the morning on July 29, 2012. Click for a larger version.
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Optics Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens at f/3.2
Mount Manfrotto Tripod
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II (unmodified)
Exposure 30 seconds at ISO 800
Calibration 1 dark | 0 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 74°F
Accessories Satechi TR-A Intervalometer
Location GMARS in Landers, California
Date July 29, 2012 at 4:45AM local time
Notes Processing: Single 30-second exposure with auto dark subtracted. Curves, levels, Noise Ninja noise reduction, unsharp mask, resize and JPG compression in Photoshop.

Venus and Jupiter rise above Goat Mountain along with the Pleiades, Aldeberan and other bright stars from the constellation Taurus.