Hi David, Thanks so much for your kind comments! Actually, the version you saw was pretty noisy and had a nasty color cast. I spent some time today trying to clean it up, and you can see the results on Google+ or on my Dropbox. Here are the links: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112961726029592953039/posts/KvoPv5ARVib https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/644112/Blogs/_MG_6749-G%2B.jpg Here's what I wrote on Google+: "A rare conjunction of planets as seen from Phoenix, Arizona, with the White Tank Mountains in the foreground. Forming a triangle are Jupiter (upper left), Mercury (upper right), and Venus (bottom center). In addition to the planets, a few other objects can be seen if you view full screen. Near the upper left corner is the star Zeta Tauri. Below Jupiter and to its left is a double star o Tauri, and very near Jupiter at the 10:00 position are three of Jupiter's moons: Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa." Comments criticisms, and corrections are always welcome! Also, I plan to try another shot tonight, and hopefully we won't have so much haze as last night. I may go to a different location though. Thanks, Jim On May 26, 2013, at 1:15 PM, David M. Douglass wrote: > Jim.... Your image just blows me away. > I thought Tom's was pretty neat, and then got excited with Jan's image. > But the framing on yours, with the city lights below, was just awesome. > > Here is hoping the clouds clear tonight, as the planets come closer > together. > And then really hopping for good weather on Monday night. > That is the night they will be the closest. > > Hopefully, you will return to the mountain, to try again for these nights. > Well done. > > David M. Douglass > dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (secondary) > david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (main) > Cell (602) 908-9092 > > -----Original Message----- > From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Warthman > Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:53 PM > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in Twilight > > I decided to view/photograph the conjunction from South Mountain and, > despite the clouds and haze, the view was pretty good. I believe that Zeta > Tauri (magnitude 3.0) is visible near the upper left corner of the frame. > But what might the dim object be near Jupiter, at about 11:00? Could this be > Ganymede?? > > This hasn't been processed much, and will benefit from a bit of careful > work -- but your comments are most appreciated! > > https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/644112/Blogs/_MG_6749%20-%20Version%202. > jpg > > Enjoy! > > Jim > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.