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Venus & Neptune Conjunction 2020

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Jan 27, 2020.

Venus & Neptune Conjunction 2020

Started by Orion25 on Jan 27, 2020 at 6:41 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    The clouds finally parted and I was able to get this prime focus shot of the beautiful conjunction of Venus and Neptune (single 5s exposure at ISO 800). It was visible in a low telescopic field of view:

    ASTRONOMY - VENUS & NEPTUNE CONJUNCTION (PRIME FOCUS CAPTION) 1-27-20 SM.jpg

    Clear skies!
    Reggie
     
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    I waited and waited, but the clouds never parted! (sigh)
     
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    It was a close call. I dealt with cloud ALL DAY and then suddenly, things started to clear just a few hours before Venus and Neptune would set. I had taken a shot of the pair in 2017 with my old Nikon D50, but this shot (taken with my Nikon D3200) has definitely more resolution.

    Here is my shot from 2017:

    ASTRONOMY - VENUS & NEPTUNE (PRIME FOCUS CAPTION) 1-12-17.jpg
     
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    Great picture Reggie. I caught this as well, for a bit before clouds came.
     
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    Thanks, Mak. I'm glad you got to see it, too. I hope to catch the Jupiter/Mars conjunction on March 20. They're supposed to have a separation of 42 degrees in the dawn sky.
     
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    Oh right, thanks.

    conj.jpg

    That looks like it could be good. If it isn't snowing ...
     
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    Oh, let me rephrase that, "they're supposed to have a separation of 0.42 degrees in the dawn sky. A BIG difference, lol!
     
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    I figured your decimal point had a typo lol.
     
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