A close-up of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction on June 30th, 2015

Photographer
Antonio Mario Magalhaes
Email
magalhaes.antoniomario@gmail.com
Location of photo
Vinhedo, Sao Paulo state, Brazil
Date/Time of photo
June 30th, 2015 @ 18:24 local time, 21:24 GMT
Equipment
Canon 40D DSLR, EF 28-135mm lens @ 65mm (104mm 35mm-equivalent FOV), Manfrotto tripod & ball head; 8 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 200.
Description
On the evening of closest approach of Venus & Jupiter, I tried to setup my tripod to have a view of the event near my neighborhood. After several wide-angle shots with a mirrorless Nikon camera, I used a longer lens on a DSLR for a more detailed view. The clouds prevented me from including M44 in the frames. A bit unexpectedly, they did provide some framing for this shot. The Galilean moon Ganymede can be seen just East (up) of Jupiter.
Website
http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~mario; https://www.facebook.com/antoniomario.magalhaes