Picture and Text by Joe Tepra -- December 7, 2015
I was able to get several photographs of Venus approaching occultation with the moon on December 7th. We were in Chimayo, New Mexico about an hour north of Santa Fe and just east of Española. The resulting photograph shown here was made using the 300 mm zoom lens attached to my Canon Rebel T3i camera. I did use the crop function and contrast function in the Pisca 3 software to sharpen up the raw photo and sharpen up the image.
The time stamp on the photograph is 2015-12-07 10:28 CST (ca). (Note: the camera clock was left on CST even though I was in MST at the time of the photograph.)