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.