Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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menardre
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Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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There was a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus this past Saturday morning. At its closest they were 0.2 degrees apart which is less than 1/2 the diameter of the Moon. Venus is the brighter of the two.

I took these images using a Nikon D750 with a 24-120 1:4 lens. I first started with a wider angle to get more of the feel for how close the planets are, then zoomed in.

Roger.
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Re: Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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Nice job, Roger. Looking at your image was an " Oh, damn. I forgot" moment. :lol:

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Re: Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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Tom

I know what you mean ....

This time I planned ahead and setup my camera the night before. I got up around 4:30AM but the planets were still too low in the East (below the trees). So I waited until after 5AM (My wife wasn't terribly thrilled).

Roger
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Re: Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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Same here Tom!
Roger I'm glad you were on the ball! Nice image
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