[AZ-Observing] Moon and Venus, a slightly different look

  • From: <sam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 08:47:49 -0700

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 


----- 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.

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