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Uploaded 15-Aug-22
Taken 14-Aug-22
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Photo Info

Dimensions2250 x 1577
Original file size645 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Aug-22 22:53
Date modified15-Aug-22 09:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7200
Focal length300 mm
Focal length (35mm)450 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/50 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Jupiter 4 Degrees from the Moon

Jupiter 4 Degrees from the Moon

Last night I thought it would be clear to see the close proximity of Jupiter to the Moon. Just under 4 degrees I was hoping to see the two together in a binocular like field of view.

It was hazy towards the horizon line and like many times I waited for the predicted rise using a tree line near Rithet's Bog. There's a red beacon almost due east and there's enough elevation that a Moon rise is readily apparent by the brightening of the sky.

This time Jupiter was rising first so I was able to see the tiny globe trying to burn through the cloud. Minutes later I could see the Moon with the silhouette of trees in front of it.

Eventually a clear spot emerged and I was able to capture this golden cloud covered moon with a nearby view of Jupiter and its moons.

Our Moon ... with a planet and some of its moons. Amazing!

Camera: Nikon D7200
Sensor ISO: 1600
Lens: Nikkor 300/4 AFS
Exposure: 1/50 at f/5.6
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2022