Date Time: February 23, 2016 2330-2345hrs
Weather: Lots of hazy, see through clouds leading to a forecasted snow/rain for next day. No wind -12C.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 75-300mm and 18-55mm lenses, tripod.
Objective: To view and image Moon/Jupiter conjunction, which I viewed earlier in the evening.
- Moon was 98% illuminated on this night, one day past full.
- With arm out-stretched, Jupiter was less than one finger width away from the Moon. This would make it approximately 2 degrees separation between the two celestial bodies.
- Images taken with both lenses. Clouds made images extremely bright so that only a low ISO and a very quick shutter speed could be used.
- Orion was lowering in the western sky.
- No Satellites or shooting stars were seen.
|ISO 400, 2.5 seconds, F/4.5 and focal length of 25mm.|