Friday, August 3, 2018


Location:  East Side of Chicago, IL, USA

Date Time:  July 15, 2018 2110-2120 hrs Central Time.

Weather:  Very warm, humid weather with passing thunderheads. 

Attendance:  David McCashion

Equipment:  Canon Rebel Xsi with 75-300 mm lens on tripod.

Objective:  To image and view a close conjunction of Venus and a young, thin Crescent Moon, which was low in the dusky sky as it was getting dark.


  • With 75-300 mm lens fully zoomed in, this pairing was still very close.  The two bodies were approximately one degree apart.
  • An image was taken with a longer exposure time to show Earth-shine, the other with less exposure to show detail on the thin Moon.
  • Apparntly, this pairing appeared closer from Western North America, than it did in Eastern North America.

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