David Blanchard
Image taken:
Nov. 26, 2011
Flagstaff, AZ
Very clear skies provided excellent viewing conditions for a conjunction of Venus and the Moon.

(a) Nikon D700, ISO800, f/8, 1/4s, 80 mm

(b)Nikon D700, ISO1600, f/5.6, 1/8s, 200 mm.

While all this was happening, the Tiangong 1 space station made a close transit to Jupiter. Even with a wide-angle lens, some of the Jovian moons are faintly visible.

Nikon D700, ISO200, f/4.0, 4s x 7, 35 mm.

All in all, an enjoyable evening!

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