Wake up to Venus and the Moon

My first shot of Venus at 7.40am on Friday 30th November through my Skywatcher 200p with a Canon EOS60D. I assume the blurry image is due to it being quite low and that the planet is always cloud covered.

Just to check it was not any fault of the optics I took a few shots of the Moon high in the sky at 3rd quarter, always a fascinating photographic subject. I particularly like the way the Sun is catching the peaks of the Apennine range.

Morning astronomy sessions seem to suite me more than late evening ones but there is always the race against time before the Sun rises. I need to set everything up the night before!

Many thanks to Lee for checking and collimating my scope and explaining a few of the basics to me on a busy evening last Friday.

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