Photos of Conjunctions

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Beautiful Morning Conjunction!

It was worth the effort getting all bundled up at 6:00 a.m. today to try and capture this close conjunction of Jupiter
and Mars high in the southern sky. Mind you, at -28C it was very difficult to keep my fingers warm enough to
function with the camera controls at this temperature, especially with the wind that with the windchill felt like -36C!

The shot shows Jupiter and Mars about 1/4 degree apart and to their right is the double star of Libra, Zubenelgenubi. Nice grouping!

I was using a Canon 60D camera and Canon 18-200mm lense at ISO 1250 f/4.0-5.6 and from 4 to 2 seconds.

Image by Rick Stankiewicz

January 6, 2018
 
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I went out at about 5:30 am and 6:15 with about a half an hour in between to warm up and to see if  I was getting
anything. It was challenging,  -28ºC and -36ºC wind chill.

Four photos attached. Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto left to right to the left and Mars to the right.

Image by Sean Dunne

January 6, 2018
 
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Conditions this morning were not quite as cold as Saturday with a relatively calm wind and slightly higher 
air temperature, but the sky was frequently cloudy.  It cleared off enough to entice me out around 6:45, 
but attempts to take pictures were complicated by the cold camera electronics, frozen LCD screens, and 
finickity memory cards.  While trying to solve these issues I watched a cloud bank roll in from the west.

Around 7am I had the camera working, but lost the sky to clouds.  The clouds thinned out a bit and I 
quickly grabbed these 2 images.

In the closeup, the Jupiter’s brightest moons were paired on each side of the planet, but not resolved 
individually. To the west of the planet (right) are Ganymede and Callisto, while Io and Europa are on the 
east side.

Images by Brian Colville

January 7, 2018
 
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I was hoping that the skies would be clear tonight for the conjunction of the very young moon, Venus, 
and Mercury, all low in the west as twilight deepened.  I was fortunate to have the lingering clouds clear 
out enough to grab a few pics.

Once the sky darkened a bit it was very easy to see Mercury as well, as well as the Earthshine.  The 
pics were taken between 8:00 and 8:20pm with my Canon 60D and telephoto lens.  We can catch this 
again tomorrow night, but the moon will have moved much higher in the sky…still a great sight if you 
have a clear view to the western horizon.

Image by Brian Colville

March 18, 2018
 
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Yes, it was a brief but beautiful twilight to night. The clouds made it a challenge, but patience 
was rewarded.

What a beautiful alignment!


Image by Rick Stankiewicz

March 18, 2018
 
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3 Planets Moon Conjunction_1








11.09.04
 
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3 Planets Moon Conjunction_2








11.09.04
 
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4 Planet Conjunction

Venus-Mercury-Saturn-Mars






May 10.02
 
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Beehive Cluster-Jupiter Conjunction
 
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Daylight Moon-Venus Conjunction
 
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Earthshine Moon-Venus Conjunction








01.20.07
 
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View of Jupiter and the Moon taken Nov 21st 2013 
at 10 PM.  Image was taken looking out from a high 
ridge towards the east in South Florida near the Keys USA.

Image taken with an ALLMOUNT with a Canon 60Da.  
using 50mm lens. This is a composite of 3 images  
with  ISO at 400 and 1250 respectively.

Brian McGaffney
 
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Jupiter-M44 Conjunction
 
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Jupiter-Moon-Venus Conjunction








10.06.08
 
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Jupiter-Moon Rise Conjunction

Lac Seul






06.08
 
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Mars-Moon Conjunction








Jul.17.03
 
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Moon Occults Pleaides








07.30.08
 
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Moon-Mercury Conjunction
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction - 1
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction - 2
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction - 3
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction








Nov.01.08
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction_1








Christmas 2003
 
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Moon-Venus Conjunction_2








Christmas 2003
 
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Saturn-Mars-Reguls-Moon Conjunction








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As you can see I got about a 13 minute window
on Venus (left) & Jupiter this morning up at 
the Wayside Academy (Woodland & Carnegie) before
a bank of cloud took over.

October 2014

Sean.
 
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Venus-Crescent Moon Conjunction at Sunrise








02.02.00
 
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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction








04.Nov.2004
 
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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction








Jun.3.02
 
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Venus-Mercury








Aug 4 2010
 
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Venus-Mercury Conjunction








Sept.05
 
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Venus-Moon Conjunction_1








Feb.18.07
 
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Venus-Moon Conjunction_2








Feb.18.07