This spectacular and rare event occurred for a very short time on Friday evening about three hours after sundown. I was very fortunate to capture it. I did not have my tripod with me so I had to use a fence post as my tripod.
By the end of March, Venus will disappear from Scottsdale's night view until the Spring of 2010.
I have registered for a full moon photography course in May that is being taught at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I hope the class will increase my ability to photograph the night sky with precision and detail.