On March 27, Mary and I returned to Liberty Park in Inverness, FL. I didn't have my tripod with me. I took the shot above at 7:53 p.m. Eastern, setting my camera to a 1/40-second exposure at f4.5. That darkened the image considerably; I subsequently altered brightness, contrast, and gamma.
Venus is visible near the bottom of the shot, next to a hanging finger of Spanish moss.
The sky's actual brightness looked more as it does in the shot below, taken at 8:01 p.m. My settings were for a 1/3 second exposure at f2.8, and I'm thrilled my image came out as sharp as it did. Jupiter is the faint dot about halfway down the shot(best seen in the large view
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