Date Time: October 3, 2016 1925-1941 hrs
Weather: Mostly clear, kind of hazy, no bugs, slight breeze, a very cool 8 C with a small windchill.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55 mm and 75-300 mm lenses all on tripod.
Objective: To view and image the Moon/Venus conjunction which were said to be close just after sundown.
- Sky was mostly clear just after sundown. Sun went down behind the trees in the west at approximately 1925 hrs but there was still lots of light still.
- Even with lots of light, the thin Crescent Moon and Venus stood out clearly, surprisingly high up in the west at 1925 hrs.
- By 1940 hrs, sky had darkened enough to let the pair stand out even more, with some of the brighter stars in the rest of the sky popping out.
|Moon and Venus @ 1940 hrs facing west.|
|@ 1936 hrs|
|@ 1933 hrs|