Jupiter & Mars At Dawn
Taken by Alan Dyer on January 4, 2018 @ near Gleichen, Alberta
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Exposure Time: 8/1
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Date Taken: 2018:01:04 07:50:06
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Two planets are gathering at dawn in one of the best conjunctions of 2018.

Here is Jupiter (brightest) and Mars (reddish) along with the star Alpha Librae, aka Zubenelgenubi (!) in the morning twilight on January 4, 2018.

Closest conjunction will be January 6, 2018. Alpha is a wide double star, resolved here.

This is a stack of 4 x 8-second exposures to smooth noise, though the sky comes from one exposure to minimize trailing, all with the 50mm Sigma lens at f/4.5 and Canon 6D MkII at ISO 800.
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