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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction of January 22, 2019 - Version 2

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Alen Koebel

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction of January 22, 2019 - Version 2

Here's a second image of the conjunction, this one a composite (mosaic) of two photos that captures some of the detail on my local horizon for more context. The top portion with the conjunction was taken 5:26AM through a window, the bottom portion just ten minutes later. 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 JPEGs. Venus and Jupiter were 2.5 degrees apart. The trees in the foreground were unavoidable from my vantage point 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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