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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction of January 22, 2019

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Alen Koebel

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction of January 22, 2019

Taken 5:26AM through a window. Pentax K-3II mounted on a tripod with the "kit" 18-135mm zoom lens at 100mm and f/8, 4 seconds at ISO 800. Lightly processed from the in-camera JPEG. (I did take RAW too, of course). Venus and Jupiter were 2.5 degrees apart. From my vantage point the trees were unavoidable but do add some "depth" and aesthetic appeal. Later the conjunction did rise out of the trees but by that time, about 6:00AM, the sky had developed a haze that embedded Venus in a noticeable halo.






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