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Though the skies may be a bit cloudy in some parts of the world, it did not prevent our awesome readers from taking a shot of the wonderful view of the conjunction of planets Venus and Jupiter. Here are some amazing photos of the planetary conjunction.
Above is a close-up image of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter as seen by Kevin Jung in West Michigan on March 12, 2012. The image was shot using a Canon 40D DLSR piggybacked to a equatorally-driven telescope, a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at 200mm, f/8.0. It was a 30 second exposure. Here’s a link to Kevin’s Flickr page.
More images below!
Jason Hill took this image of Venus and Jupiter in Hachimantai, Japan on March 13, 2012. Orion can also be seen in the top left together with a nice view of Mt.Iwate in the bottom left. Jason used a Canon EOS 50D camera.
Tavi Greiner took this photo of the planetary conjunction together with Pleiades, Hyades, and Orion on March 12, 2012 in North Carolina.
Rick Stankiewicz captured this image from Ontario, Canada.
“I stopped on my way home from a meeting this evening (March 13th) and caught the reflection of this celestial pairing reflected in a patch of open water south of Peterborough (Cty. Rd.#35, south of Assumption). Not even the light pollution of the city could detract from this brilliant pair. With Venus now shining at about -4.5 magnitude and Jupiter at about -2.1 mag., their 3 degree conjunction
is making for a wonderful site from anywhere.”
Rick used a tripod mounted Canon 400D and Sigma 28mm lense; ISO 800; 10 sec. exp. and f/4.0.
This image was taken by Bad Astronomy and Universe Today forum member Hellobozos on March 12, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
Jacob Marchio captured this image from Opelika, AL. He used a Canon SD1300 IS camera with the following specs: ISO 80, 8 second exposure.
This pictures was taken by Robert Sparks from Windy Point near Tucson, Arizona. The 30sec exposure was also able to capture a meteor streak. Robert used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera.
John under the Flickr username, eoropaidh captured this beautiful picture of the conjunction together with the Aurora on March 15, 2012 in Ness, Scotland. He used a Canon EOS 1000D in taking the photo.
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