The Great Jupiter-Venus Pairing..A Matter of Perspective

Photographer
krwitman@gmail.com
Email
krwitman@gmail.com
Location of photo
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Date/Time of photo
June 29, 2015 at 9:32pm EDT
Equipment
A Stellarvue 102ED refractor (f/7) and a Canon XS DSLR ISO100, 1 second, exposure.
Description
Just wanted to see if I could view both planets simultaneously through a low power telescope one day prior to the closest pairing. To view the moons of Jupiter, the disks of both Venus and Jupiter had to be greatly overexposed demonstrating the huge range of brightness differences in the field.
CATEGORIES
Conjunction Pictures, Online Gallery

About krwitman@gmail.com

I have been an avid amateur astronomer residing in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. I own a 10-inch Meade LX50, Celestron 6-inch SCT, a Stellarvue 102ED refractor, and a 16-inch Meade Lightbridge. My part time occupation involves working in a planetarium at the North Museum of Natural History in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.