The Trail Of Venus

There has been some cool celestial events this year so far, and there will be some more to come. If you are not able to watch the following one, the Venus transit, you will have to wait until 2117 and 2125…;)

In this composite image, planet Venus is taking its way  along the ecliptic during nautical twilight over the city of Landshut, Lower Bavaria, Germany. For stacking the single images I used the free software StarStax, while little adjustments were done in Lightroom. St. Martin Cathedral makes an appropriate foreground with its 130 m tall bell tower, the tallest one in the world  made of brick stones. Enjoy!

” What a hell of planet Venus is. If you were to go there, you would be simultaneously oven-baked, crushed and etched to death!”

(from the book:  Hubble – the mirror on the universe)

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