Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MARS-JUPITER CONJUNCTION, AND THE MOON Taken by Duncan Waldron on January 7, 2018 @ Brisbane, Australia

Using the 150mm Zeiss refractor at the Brisbane Planetarium, I was up early for this pairing. Just 15 arcminutes apart, Mars and Jupiter were a comfortable fit on an APS-C sensor at prime focus. I took various different exposures and combined them to get both Jupiter cloud belt detail and the Galilean satellites.

I also had time for the waning Moon, and with seeing being fairly stable (it often isnt, in an observatory that sits beside a large concrete building thats radiating heat), I got reasonable detail across the disk.

Canon 40D; 150/2250 prime focus (f15).

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