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 🙂
4 thoughts on ““There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons”
Cool! Let us know if you see any shooters out there. ‘Tis the season for meteors.
I noticed it on the way home tonight . . . before clouds moved in.
Note that the image above was a bit distorted due to increased exposure to catch Jupiter’s moons. In another, shorter exposed image the disk defination of Jupiter is most impressive, also using only the Tamron telelphoto lens on a Nikon D 5200.
Your photos are stunning. Thank You showing them. Matti.