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Sunday, June 28, 2015

 

Venus and Jupiter Draw Closer (June 28, 2015)

Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. 6 second exposure at ASA400  with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen.Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:20 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. Stack of 10x6 second exposures at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen.

And so it begins,the final stages of the long journey Venus and Jupiter have made as the come together for the finale on July 1. Campare these images to the ones on June 20 and 21 respectively (my campaign to follow the pair as they got closer was derailed by cloud).

Tonight the pair were just too far apart to be in my widefield lens on the 4" Newtonian, hopefully tomorrow night they will ake it, then by the 1st they should be in the mid-field eyepice.

Crossing fingers for clear skies.


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Hi Ian. We live at Goolwa Beach and we have a fantastic view of Jupiter and Venus. My partner took some photos at around 7:15pm tonight (30 June). When you zoom in on the image there are four spheres, are these the four moons of Jupiter?
 
Yes they are, they are from bottom (towards the horizon) Callisto, Europa (Jupiter) Io and Ganymede. Fantastic you got to see them, they will be even better tomorrow!
 
Guess we were lucky because we had a lot of cloud the next night. Thanks for verifying this for me though. I really enjoy your blog too by the way. :)
 
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