Part 1 Sceneries in dusk
Venus & Jupiter in evening sky

Date & Time: Feb 13 1999, 18:02 JST(+0900), 22sec. Exp.
Optical: SMC Takmar f=105mm F2.4, Aperture: F5.6
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Agfachrome RSX200
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.
Digitized with Kodak PRO PHOTO CD Service

This picture shows you two bright planets of Venus (lower) and Jupiter (upper) in the western evening sky. They had approached gradually after this, and had the nearest approach on Feb 23th.
It has many clear days in winter at the Pacific side of Japan. And I'm favored with chances to capture the beautiful evening and/or dawn scenes like this.

Setting stars toward Mt. Yatsugatake

Rendez vous in evening sky

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