Moon and Jupiter – 2 Parts

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   I posted yesterday about a Moon-Jupiter conjunction this morning, and as usual figuring that for me the sky would be overcast. However last night when I went outside with Tyler the rising Moon and Jupiter were sort of visible behind some trees and some clouds as the banner graphic at the top of the page shows. So I grabbed my camera, tripod, and binoculars and despite some clouds managed to get some
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Click on picture to see it full screen size.

interesting pictures of the Moon, Jupiter, and Orion as they rose behind the trees to my east. This picture is a series of 6 pictures taken within a span of about 2 minutes. The pictures were then stacked using the Star Trails software which in turn brightened the resulting picture as well as showing slight star trails.
That was part 1.

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Click on picture to see it full screen size.

   This morning Tyler and I went outside, as usual, and even with some thicker clouds the Moon, Jupiter and the ‘twin stars’ Pollux and Castor were visible in the west. With clouds the Moon seems to become overexposed and blurred regardless of my camera settings however Jupiter and the twin stars were visible.
And that was “the rest of the story.”

   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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