Saturday, February 25, 2012

Did You See It?

There have been some spectacular astronomical conjunctions lately.  The Moon, Venus and Jupiter are very close tonight.  They will be close tomorrow night also.  Look to the west after sunset.

I shot this with my camera (a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4) at 3X.  This was a composite of a 15 sec "starry night" exposure and a 7 second "night scenery" exposure.  I replaced the Moon (which was overexposed) in the 15 second exposure with the image of the Moon from the 7 second exposure.

Jupiter is the bright object on the top of the photo.  The crescent Moon is obvious, with Venus nearby.

Go out and enjoy the scene!

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