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Post Your images of the 5-12-21 Super Young Moon - Venus Conjunction Here!

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#1 chrysalis

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 03:46 AM

So we were clouded out here in north central NC due to a stubborn ENE air flow that dropped the high temperatures for the day to low 50s, much more than 20 degrees cooler than the "normal" 77 degree high, along with a persistent rain.

 

Please post your images of the 5-12-21 Super Young Moon - Venus Conjunction here for those of us whose skies were obscured!


Edited by chrysalis, 13 May 2021 - 03:14 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 09:27 AM

It was a nice, but brief sight in Tucson.  This is photo is with a nikon D850 and a nikon 500 pf, on a stationary tripod, much too low in the sky to use a mount.

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 09:51 AM

Very low in the sky here in Southern Utah. I had plans to take the image at another location but am happy I stuck with the Desert Mound area.

Much lower horizon. Had I chose the former area, probably wouldn't have got the shot...

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 03:15 AM

Very low in the sky here in Southern Utah. I had plans to take the image at another location but am happy I stuck with the Desert Mound area.

Much lower horizon. Had I chose the former area, probably wouldn't have got the shot...

Well that's just a fantastic shot bow.gif !!!


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#5 Bill Barlow

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 11:37 AM

Excellent pictures of this conjunction.  I got to see this with my 10x50 binoculars, very nice view.  I don’t think I’ve seen a crescent moon that small before, only 1-2% illuminated.

 

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 12:53 PM

Clouds have prevented me from seeing Mercury or Venus so far.  The young crescent Moon was visible the past two nights, however.

 

Here's a hand-held afocal shot of the 3.8-day-old waxing crescent Moon and the third-magnitude star Epsilon Geminorum (Mebsuta) that I took last night using an iPhone, a 5" f/5 achromatic refractor, and a 30mm Explore Scientific 70-degree eyepiece.

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