Here's my contribution to documenting the conjunction from the 27th. Again, thanks to Mark Wainwright for giving the heads up on this --- it allowed me to get the camera gear set up and wait for a sucker hole in the high thin clouds we had in the area. It was also a little breezy at the time and this is the one of the better shots that came out --- the 500mm catches a lot of wind that even a decent camera tripod can't overcome. This is the first time I have been able to capture a planet in phase without the use of a telescope. http://www.pbase.com/image/109685037 ----- Original Message ----- From: <sam@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:28 AM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon and Venus > Hi David - > > It looks like you have a duplicate entry in your link. This one works: > > http://autostarsuite.net/photos/dshafer/picture18644.aspx > > I also captured the conjuction, using a slighly larger lense set-up (500mm > with 1.4x TC) and was able to get Venus in a crescent phase as well. > > -Sam > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "DAVID SHAFER" <davidgshafer@xxxxxxx> > To: "Arizona Observing" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:22 AM > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Moon and Venus > > >>I imaged the conjunction on the 27th with a Canon DSLR and a 300mm zoom >> lens. If you look closely at the large image, you can see the disk of >> Venus. Stack of 16 .5 second images. Converted from RAW to tiff in >> Nebulosity2. Stacked, levels and curves in PS CS2. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.