Jump to content


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Moon, Venus, and Jupiter

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
11 replies to this topic

#1 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7508
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005

Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:11 AM

I was able to view the conjunction of the Waning Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter on April 22, 2009 (09:30 U.T.). The view was spectacular as the Moon and Venus (-3.88m) both exhibited a pastel yellow color (elevation ~6 degrees and ~5 degrees, respectively, above the eastern horizon in Pisces. Jupiter was approximately 35 degrees southeast of the Moon in Capricornus. Mars was not visible at this time.

A digital image produced in Gimp.

Carlos

Attached Files



#2 markseibold

markseibold

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1583
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2008

Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:49 AM

Carlos

You have captured a beautiful rendering of this pair! :bow: :bow: :bow:

I am just leaving the house now at 3:45 AM PDT to get to the predetermined hilltop above Portland to observe the lunar occultation of Venus at 5 AM.

Mark

#3 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7508
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005

Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:57 AM

I watched the group rise higher in the eastern morning sky and at 06:30 AM (EST, 10:30 U.T.). I also noted Mars below the Moon and Venus. It was a spectacular sight to see this grouping of the Moon and three planets.

A digital image produced in Gimp.

Carlos

Attached Files



#4 Tom Machtemes

Tom Machtemes

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 104
  • Joined: 09 Jun 2008

Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:04 AM

Carlos,

Nice sketch :cool:


:thanx:

Tom

#5 rd56

rd56

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 412
  • Joined: 17 Dec 2006

Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:34 PM

Beautiful images as always Carlos. It looks like I am viewing the sky through my window. Very three dimensional.

Ron

#6 frank5817

frank5817

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8838
  • Joined: 13 Jun 2006

Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:11 PM

Carlos,

These sketches are most beautiful. Your capture of the moon and both planets at different times are both stunning. :bow: :cool:

Frank :)

#7 Tommy5

Tommy5

    Mercury-Atlas

  • -----
  • Posts: 2814
  • Joined: 28 Mar 2004

Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:43 PM

Wow great sketches of this event, a work of art, bravo.

#8 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7508
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005

Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

Frank, Ron, Tom, and Tommy

Thank you all for the kind compliments on my Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus conjunction observations. It was one of the most impressive sights that I have observed in some time. I hope that you all were able to view the event as well.

Carlos

#9 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7508
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005

Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:07 PM

As the Moon and Venus were rising over the eastern horizon the Moon appeared magnified. It was spectacular viewing this between a row of trees and palms. The Moon appeared as huge golden orb floating in the sky. This observation was made at 5:45 AM (EST, 08:45 U.T.).

A digital image produced in Photoshop CS3.

Carlos

Attached Files



#10 cildarith

cildarith

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2672
  • Joined: 26 Aug 2004

Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

Nice series of sketches of this event, Carlos! Thanks for sharing these with us. :waytogo:

#11 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 7508
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005

Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

Eric,

Thank you for the compliment on conjunction observations. I was fortunate to have viewed such a spectacular event. I hope that you were able to view it as well. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos

#12 markseibold

markseibold

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1583
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2008

Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

Carlos

All of your lunar planetary renderings are beautiful. :bow: :bow: :bow: I especially like the way you add the foreground as you have reminded me again to include the foreground in my own work. Sorry I have been scattered in the past days and not getting back to see everyones posts; I missed your updates of the images here until now.

Thanks for posting and sharing these images,

Mark


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics


Recent Reviews


Imaging/Sketching Contest






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics