RBA & AF Astrophotography

Venus, Saturn, Mercury and the fog

Posted: October 12th, 2009

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What you see above is just a crop. Please click on the image to see the complete panorama.

The panorama is a composition resulting from taking well over 60 different frames - no, I didn't use them all in the final image!

I think it captures the breathtaking view that is to see that huge blanket of fog over the Silicon Valley.

Venus, Saturn and Mercury can all be seen, in the far right. Venus, the brightest point in the sky is hard to miss. The also bright point below Vnus is Saturn, and even lower and a tad brighter than Saturn, is Mercury. That's their position on Saturday morning (October 10th, 2009) around 6-6:30am.

The images were taken from this vista point on Friday and Saturday morning:  in Skyline Blvd., a road that cruises along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the west of the Silicon Valley.

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Cong Nguyen (Contact, Page), October 26th, 2009, 14:15
Just beautiful, Rogelio! (I was one of the two that you met on top of Henry Coe the night of the Orionids)

RBA (Contact, Page), October 26th, 2009, 19:53
Hey Cong! Thanks for the stopping by!
Hope to see you up in a hill sometime in the future ;-)

Lanny (Contact, Page), November 3rd, 2009, 18:33
Very nice images. I just ordered a scope and mount today, I hope I can produce images as nice as yours someday.


RBA (Contact, Page), November 3rd, 2009, 21:48
Thanks Lanny!

David Hardwick (Contact, Page), March 22nd, 2010, 9:49
Fantastic photography. You have done a wonderful job.

RBA (Contact, Page), March 22nd, 2010, 10:08
Thank you David.

Cid (Contact, Page), December 27th, 2010, 11:06
Very beautiful image.


Kévin Bernardot (Contact, Page), February 13th, 2011, 7:16
Great ambiance, It's fantastic to see that afer a night of imaging! Great idea!
Big "bravo" from France for all your work in astro-imaging, and your progress is amazing. I often use your image to prepare my own images, so thank you.
KÚvin Bernardot

RBA (Contact, Page), February 13th, 2011, 10:54
Hi KÚvin and Cid... Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your impressions. Glad you like it!

federico (Contact, Page), July 8th, 2014, 7:17
impresionante,simplemente impresionante y hermoso y tetrico a la vez,lo tÚtrico debe ser por la profundidad e infinidad del espacio

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