Stargazing

23/03/2012
Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, form a striking conjunction in the sky this month. From the summit of Glastonbury Tor, I composed this image with St Michael's Tower in the centre, the two planets on the right and the constellation of Orion on the left. A thirty second exposure at ISO 2000 recorded the stars as points and I used a torch to illuminate the tower. The silhouetted figure of another visitor standing in the tower doorway completes the scene.

For more images of the night sky, see my Astrophotography Gallery.