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 else in the picture. To properly expose everything else, it ends up overexposed and the shaded parts are viewable.

Technical Notes: All images taken with my Nikon D200. The closeup was with a Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8. The wider shots were with a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8.

2 Comments on “Astrophotography: Moon-Venus-Jupiter Convergence – December 1st

  1. vix

    Wasn’t that a pretty sight? Awesome!

  2. KT

    Great pictures! I linked them to my blog.

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