Pierre Vandevenne's Astronomy Corner

Jupiter and Neptune Conjunction.


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Instrument:Lichtenknecker FFC 200/540
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Exposure:2 x 30 seconds mosaic
Date:August 16, 2009
Location:Nandrin, Belgium

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Jupiter and Neptune
Neptune had been hovering near Jupiter for a while, but I missed it because of poor weather. Still, I wanted to nail the last planet of our solar system. This shot is a combination of two 30 seconds exposures with a Canon 40D hooked to a 2.7 Lichtenknecker FFC camera. This region of the sky is poor in stars and Neptune was quite easy to find in the 16" Lightbrige. Its light seemed a bit stabler than the light of the neighbouring star, but I couldn't see any disk.

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