Saturday, July 7, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction Revisit


The Observatory Lab 50  revisited the early morning sky to find the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in the Hyades.

Finally after several days of overcast weather, the sky has cleared enough for new Venus-Jupiter conjunction photos. The photo was shot with a Canon PowerShot S95 at ISO 1600 (due to the brighter sky), 12.8mm, F3.5 with a 1/15th second exposure. Photo was taken on July 8th, 2012 at 4:41:21 am. This is five days later from the first conjunction image taken on July 3rd.


First Conjunction Image
At left is the first Venus-Jupiter-Hyades conjunction image taken a week ago (refer to the blog for more details) from Observatory Lab 50. This sky was much more clear and was absent of the Cirrus clouds, reaching a fainter limiting magnitude. This photo was captured July 3rd 2012 at 4:27:38 am - Taipei 101 and planets Venus (brightest) and Jupiter with the star Aldebaran in the Hyades Cluster. This is a rare twilight conjunction shot with a telephoto at ISO 6,400 and exposure of 1/20th second at F4 using a hand held Canon PowerShot S95.