Part 1 Sceneries in dusk
Rendez-vous of the Moon & Venus (May 16, 2010)


Date & Time: May 16 2010, 19:34 JST(+0900), 2sec. Exp.
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8D (f=80mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Estuary of Kuji river, Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Auto





Date & Time: May 16 2010, 19:08 JST(+0900), 1/6sec. Exp.
Optical: BORG 45ED II (f=325mm, F7.2)
Auto-guided with Eye-Bell CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Estuary of Kuji river, Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




In evening of May 16, 2010, we could appreciate the Rendez-vous of the Crescent Moon and Venus with about 0.5 degrees apart. It was impressive sky show in the gradation of western dusk skies.
Although two objects set in west horizon with their distance closing slightly viewed at Japan, the venus occultation was observed in the Southeast Asia vicinity.





Rendez-vous of the Moon, Venus & Jupiter (Dec 1, 2008)


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