Sometimes Simplicity is Truly Beautiful!
The Moon, Venus, & M44.
I captured this wonderful gathering the morning of 14 September 2020 at 05:55am,
no telescope this time, just a Camera/lens on a Tripod. A lesson in “Depth of Field”: They may look close together, but remember space is very deep!!!
Current Distances in my photo = 150 feet to the Neighborhood Pine Tree, The Waning Crescent Moon sitting at 238,900 miles, The Planet Venus at 89.12 million miles, and M44 (Praesepe) The Beehive Star Cluster in Cancer is 577 light years away from Earth! (1 light year = 5.8 trillion miles)
I captured this with my Canon 6D DSLR & Canon 24-105mm lens Set to 105mm, F5.6, ISO 1250, 4 second exp., Camera on a Bogen tripod from my front yard in East Dayton.
Best Regards,
John Chumack