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The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Apr 30, 2022.

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus

Started by Orion25 on Apr 30, 2022 at 6:44 AM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    There have been lots of conjunctions in the morning sky lately! If you missed Jupiter and Venus this morning (April 30) you have another chance Sunday morning (May 1) to see them really close. In this prime focus shot (using my 127mm Mak-Cass) you can see the some of the moons of Jupiter (Ganymede, Io and Callisto) and the waxing gibbous phase of Venus.

    ASTRONOMY - JUPITER & VENUS CONJUNCTION (PRIME FOCUS) 4-30-22 A SM.jpg

    I took some wider perspective shots of the conjunction as well with the Nikon D3200:

    ASTRONOMY - JUPITER & VENUS CONJUNCTION 4-30-22 D SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - JUPITER & VENUS CONJUNCTION 4-30-22 C SM.jpg
    ASTRONOMY - JUPITER & VENUS CONJUNCTION 4-30-22 B SM.jpg
    Visually, they looked a bit like ominous eyes slowly rising above the horizon. The Universe is watching us!:eek::eek:

    Clear skies!
    Reggie :D
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures Reggie. They really do look like ominous eyes!
     
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    Reggie, very nice pictures. I especially like the ones that include the trees. The first one that shows the moons of Jupiter is nice, too.

    Ed
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Ed. Did you get to see it?
     
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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    I did get to see it, Reggie. I was up early that morning, getting ready to attend a tournament and looked up at the sky. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a camera.

    Ed
     
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    Nice captures Reggie , I sure miss catching the planets.
     

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