Venus - Moon Conjunction
19 May 2007

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A short exposure (1/60 sec.) shows the shape of a still overexposed Venus near the relatively dark, underexposed crescent Moon. Click on the image to see a larger version of the photo. Venus and the Moon approached as close as 1.2° in this conjunction.
 
Date/Time:    19 May 2007 - 20:20 PDT
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: Astrophysics 155EDF / 2.7" flattener
Camera: Pentax 67 Vacuum Astrocamera
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: --
Media: Medium format Kodak E200
Exposure: 1/60 sec.