|Mars, Saturn and the moon over Bodie's 1937 Chevy on August 30|
Moments earlier I had been catching sunset on Main Street, and Mars and Saturn were just becoming visible over the DeChambeau Hotel:
|Mars and Saturn become visible to the left of the Moon over Main Street in Bodie|
It's fairly easy to plan for interesting photos to capture these astronomical events if you use any one of a number of astronomy or astrophotography planning applications to anticipate potential compositions. I mentioned several in my blog post last week:
Plan your moon, Mars, Saturn photo for Saturday / Sunday Nights, Aug 30 / 31 http://t.co/C4ebtUZ9WN #photography pic.twitter.com/l3cj1GeFeBFor The Photographer's Ephemeris, check out the new Web version of TPE, since Google has retired the version of Google Maps used in the prior desktop app.
— Jeff Sullivan Photo (@JeffSullPhoto) August 27, 2014
Only 3 days left for TPE for Desktop Adobe AIR. Switch to the new web app today: http://t.co/Pd263DUOca Please RT to spread the word!
— TPE (@photoEphemeris) August 30, 2014