Venus & M45 at Xinglong Observatoryhttp://www.renren.com/spto
The Venus and her one-day lover M45 are shining in the evening twilight sky on an clear night of Xinglong Observatory at Hebei Province of China, which is the largest optical astronomy site in China. The strange shaped white structure at the right edge of the picture is part of the site's most treasured telescope, the LAMOST. It is the world's largest spectra survey telescope with a 6-meter diameter and 4000 fibers built in. After 3 years' test after built up in 2008, it has begun pioneer survey since last year. The red near skyline is due to both twilight and light pollution from Beijing(120km away).
Copyright: Boyang Liu
Photographed in April 3, with a Canon EOS 550D.ISO 1600, 4 sec, f/3.5.
Photographed in April 3, with a Canon EOS 550D.ISO 1600, 10 sec, f/5.
(I cannot tell which is better so just attach them both