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Jupiter - Mars close Conjunction: 7th Jan 2018 Brisbane

 
nardes
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Jan 10, 2018 00:21 |  #1

It was a bit of a race against the brightening dawn skies, hoping that Jupiter and Mars would clear the tree-line before they were dimmed by the impending day light.

I glimpsed tantalising views of Jupiter and the 4 Galilean Moons through the thin foliage as the topmost branches swayed in the light breeze then finally, Jupiter and Mars heaved themselves clear of the tree-line and I got to work recording this close conjunction.

I took several frames at varying ISO speeds (ISO100 to ISO3200) and shutter speeds (1/8 sec to 30 secs) so I could later select frames that showed the field stars (Jupiter and Mars grossly over exposed) and the disc of Jupiter with the equatorial bands.

A little bit of Photoshop magic allowed me to combine the sets and produce this composite.

Whilst waiting, I also grabbed some shots of Messier 42 (M42) a bright nebula with its show piece Trapezium stars dazzling like diamonds in the middle of the frame.

Canon 5D Mk IV, 210mm dia F/11.5 telescope with a x1.6 Extender to give an efl of 3860mm.

Cheers

Dennis

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Choderboy
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Jan 10, 2018 03:40 |  #2

Excellent. Hard to comprehend that Galileo built his own telescope to see those moons 400 years ago.


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Feb 20, 2018 18:38 |  #3

Beautiful !!


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1 hour ago |  #4

Lovely as usual, Dennis. Been a while since I've seen you post - but I haven't been around much or doing much astro myself lately.


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