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Uploaded 9-Aug-20
Taken 8-Aug-20
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Photo Info

Dimensions1981 x 1747
Original file size277 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-20 00:05
Date modified9-Aug-20 02:19
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON Z 6
Focal length280 mm
Focal length (35mm)280 mm
Exposure1/50 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Moon and Mars Conjunction

Moon and Mars Conjunction

Around 20 minutes later the Moon and Mars were just over 1.5 degrees apart. The cloudy area at the horizon had cleared and the Moon was a more brilliant white. Mars was still richly coloured. In the next couple of months Mars will be optimally positioned for observing and imaging.

I have provided an inset of Mars. The image doesn't do justice to the colour. You'll have to venture out and see it for yourself.

Camera: Nikon Z6 with FTZ adapter
Lens: Nikkor 70-200/4 with TC 1.4 convertor for effective FL of 280mm
Sensor ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/50 at f/5.6
Processing: Adobe Photoshop 2020