Great shot, Chris. The trapezium arrangement you captured is very pleasing. I prepared color sketch of the conjunction this morning with my 10 x 50s (DEC 10, 2006 13:40 UT). http://www.perezmedia.net/beltofvenus/archives/000626.html Color in the planets was rather subtle against the dawn, but it was still an enjoyable sight. Mars and Beta Scorpii weren't apparent to me naked eye, but all showed up nicely in the binoculars. Europa, and I Ganymede (I think) were just visible against the brightening sky. Callisto and Io eluded me, and would have probably revealed themselves if I had gotten up in time to mount the binoculars on a tripod. Mercury is a fast mover, and it's been interesting to compare photos from other observers that caught it just a few hours before and after I did. I'm looking forward to any other photos that were snagged this morning! Take care, Jeremy Flagstaff http://beltofvenus.perezmedia.net On Dec 9, 2006, at 9:50 PM, Chris Schur wrote: > HI all, > > My first post here, so be kind to me. Here are a few > shots taken this morning of the conjunction, with my > Stellarvue SV80s refractor and canon 10D DSLR: > > http://www.schursastrophotography.com/10dastro/tripconj120906.html > > Hope you all get out to see it tommorow at its > closest! > > Chris -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.