I like astronomy too. I saw on Peter's G4NKX blog that he made photos of the moon. I did the same this morning because I saw Venus in the Western sky, very bright. So I took my camera outside on tripod and a long shutter speed and took this photo. When you click on the second photo you will see a web site www.neave.com/planetarium, very neat to know where the planets are. On the first photo you can a piece of my sloping 20 meter end fed wire.
Zoom 18x. With my Panasonic FZ38. Shutter speed 8 seconds. Venus looks big, but that's because of the low angle at the horizon.