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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MOON JUPITER CONJUNCTION

Location:  Front yard, Little Lepreau, NB, Canada.

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.

Attendance:  Myself

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.
Images:
Image shows hazy see-through clouds.


ISO 400, 2.5 seconds, F/4.5 and focal length of 25mm.

ISO 100, 1/160 second, F/5.6 and focal length of 300mm.


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