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Venus-Jupiter - 12 Mar. 2012

Venus-Jupiter Telescopic view

This is a telescopic* view of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction showing Venus at upper right, and Jupiter and 4 moons at lower left. This is a shot combined with frames taken at 1/4000 sec. and 1/30 sec. to properly expose the dim Galilean moons of Jupiter as well as the bright disks of the two planets. Note that the camera had to be tilted relative to the wide shot in order to insure that both planets could be captured in the same field of view. Click on the image to see an enlarged view of this frame in which the moons of Jupiter are more obvious.

* Telescope: Borg 100ED / 0.85x focal reducer (544mm effective focal length). Camera: Nikon D700 @ ISO 6400