Astrophotography: Moon-Venus Convergence, February 27, 2009
Astrophotography – Saturn and the Comet Lulin, February 24, 2009
Astrophotography – Venus, February 22, 2009
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had quite a few people ask me, “What’s that incredibly bright star in the western sky just after sunset?”
Actually, it’s no star. It’s our sister planet Venus, and she’s so bright because she’s relatively close to us right now.
We are still getting closer, so Venus will gain in brightness over the coming days, but I decided to get out and try to get a shot of her tonight. This was off the …
Astrophotography: Moon-Venus-Jupiter Convergence – December 1st
The skies Monday night were clear as could be for the convergence of the three brightest objects in the night sky, the Moon, Venus and Jupiter.
That’s Venus at six o’clock and Jupiter at four o’clock. Obviously, the Moon is at eleven o’clock.
I shot in a part of my Cedar Park subdivision that is only partially developed. Here are some more pictures.
The crescent Moon is coming through as a circle because it is so much brighter than everything …
Astrophotography: Venus-Jupiter Convergence – November 30th
For those that don’t know, there is an interesting convergence of celestial objects occurring right now. The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, have been moving closer and closer together over the last few weeks. Tonight and tomorrow night, they are only two degrees apart.
It was a tough night for astrophotography. The convergence occurs just after sundown, and only lasts two or three hours each night before it sets. As the sun was going down here in Austin, the …
Astrophotography: Venus-Jupiter Convergence
If you’ve been watching the skies for the last few weeks, you’ve seen an interesting show just after sunset. The two brightest stars in our sky, Venus and Jupiter, have been getting closer and closer.
The highlight will be December 1st when a waxing crescent moon joins the show.
I’ll be shooting both November 30th and December 1st, but I wanted to do a dry run tonight. Lots of digital noise given that the ISO was so high, but not …