Part 4 Sceneries in dawn
Rendez-vous of Jupiter, Venus & Dawn Moon


Jupiter, Venus & The Pleiades

Date & Time: Jun 29 2012, 26:58 JST(+0900), 1min. exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=50mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

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





Jupiter, Venus & Dawn Moon

Date & Time: Jul 15 2012, from 26:58 to 27:00 JST(+0900)
HDR composite of 4 shots with 10 to 30sec. exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=50mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

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




We could observe the rendez-vous of Venus and Jupiter in dawn skies near the Pleiades (M45) in Jun to Jul 2012. The bright stars in upper and lower are the Jupiter and Venus, respectively, you can see the Venus of first image is glittering in the Hyades. And about two weeks later, the dawn moon has been positioned just side of the Venus. The moon hid the Jupiter (Jupiter occultation) in midday sky about a half day before the second image were taken, but unfortunately I could not capture the sky event because of cloudy weather condition.




Dawn Moon, Pleiades & Hyades

Rendez-vous of Jupiter ,Venus & Mercury (May 15, 2011)


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