Some astronomy pastime tonight (March 21, 2016,) as Jupiter and the moon were pretty close together in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset.
Above: The slightly over-exposed moon, and Jupiter just visible to the left. 400mm telephoto lens, ISO 4000, 1/1600 sec, f6.0, hand held
Above: In circle: A 200x close up of a slightly longer and slightly distorted exposure of Jupiter (to left,) showing three of four “Jovian” moons tonight, with the fourth out of frame in the magnified insert.
Above: An image of Jupiter taken by a younger version of myself some years ago, using Extachrome Color film 35 mm SLR camera and the telescope below.
Above: 8″ newtonian reflector telescope
As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂