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Jupiter and Venus

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by georgian82, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2014
    So I went to Hawaii a couple of weeks ago and I started playing around with taking a few shots of Jupiter and Venus while they were close to each other.

    I didn't bring my tripod or guiding equipment, so all pictures are hand-held and one single exposure.

    Cheers!
     

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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The one with the silhouettes works the best, IMO. Cool shot.
     
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  3. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2014
    I agree with you...

    Cheers
     
  4. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Which of the islands? I'm partial to the first one with the water and the planets. Nice captures, all of them.
     
  5. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Very nice shots!

    Here's one from down under. I was on a hill overlooking Hobart where I was shooting the view over the city when I realised these two were lurking just behind me. Took a straight forward shot with the 12-50. Noting spectacular but it's the only pic I have of them this close together.

    19364812469_ec056048f3_b. EM57576.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
     
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  6. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    I tried to take a photo of Jupiter with the Olympus 75-300mm II max out. All I got was a blurry mess. Not surprised though.

    E-M5 SOOC

    19619958002_4ced53557c_h. Jupitor-Venus 8-7-15 by Michael, on Flickr
     
  7. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    These are from June 30, which I think was the point at which Venus and Jupiter appeared closest together. The first one was taken less than an hour after sunset when they were still quite high in the sky over the Bay of Malaga - in fact almost directly above Malaga Cathedral, the tower of which is just visible.

    ES20150630_030_el_palo.

    Then as I walked home I had an unexpected bonus: the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and an open-air cinema screening on the beach. I think the one visible star, above and to the left of the planets, is Regulus.
    ES20150630_037_el_palo.

    I decided to also try a star-trail effect (planet-trail?) using Live Composite. I didn't have much time to experiment with settings - not only were the planets getting rather low in the sky, I reckoned the film was probably approaching the end credits... so I really just had one chance. I am fairly happy how it turned out in the circumstances although the movements of people in their seats have caused some weird effects if you look too closely. The nearly-straight light trails just above the crowd are from aircraft landing at Malaga Airport.
    ES20150630_041_el_palo.
     
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  8. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Jupiter? That looks more like some kind of microbe or something :laugh1: Sure it's not through a microscope?
     
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  9. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Could be fungus on the lens for all I know!
     
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  10. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2014
    It was in Maui, at Lahaina.
     
  11. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2014
    Great Pictures! I like the one you did using the Live Composite a lot.
     
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  12. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2014
    Nice pic! Thanks for sharing. It is interesting to see what the 12-50 lens performs. I used the 25mm 1.8 on mine.

    Cheers
     
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  13. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Thanks for the comment. Tbh I'm not too happy with the 12-50 but it's the only wide angle I have.