Clear Skies = 6 Planets

   Finally had some warmer weather although still below freezing at least there was no wind like yesterday morning. This arrangement of the planets and the Moon makes it easy to visualize the ecliptic and the relationship that the planets, our Moon, and the sun have with this ‘reference line’.
Here are are a couple of pictures of the six visible planets taken from one of my morning viewing locations. Definitely not for dark sikes!
Picture specifications: 18 mm; 2.5 sec.; f9; ISO 400

 

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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