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Venus and Mercury taken from a hill overlooking Trellech. Venus is the brighter dot, obviously! Move the cursor over the image and the planets are labelled.

This image was shown in the second programme of BBC2's Stargazing Live 2012 (on Jan 17th) as an example of how Venus looks in the night sky and that it has sometimes been confused with a UFO (I kid you not).

  1. ♥ Angel of light ♥ 68 months ago | reply

    What a fantastic image - stunning!

  2. imaginedhorizons 68 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the appreciation.

    I had/have three modest ambitions in life. To see and photograph an aurora, a Chalkhill Blue butterfly (rare in Britain) and the planet Mercury. This was my moment when I saw Mercury for the first time. Only the aurora left to do.

  3. ♥ Angel of light ♥ 68 months ago | reply

    Best of luck with that! I think its good to have targets. I managed my star trails (did you see them?) though now I know how I want to take that further too! I want to capture lightning! I would love to see the northern lights first hand to capture that, but perhaps in a few years :)

  4. imaginedhorizons 39 months ago | reply

    This image was shown in the second programme of BBC2's Stargazing Live 2012 (on Jan 17th) as an example of how Venus looks in the night sky and that it has sometimes been confused with a UFO (I kid you not). The image appeared uncredited and the BBC has taken to 'borrowing' my images without asking (they used to).

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