Mars-Jupiter Conjunction, And The Moon
Taken by Duncan Waldron on January 7, 2018 @ Brisbane, Australia
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Using the 150mm Zeiss refractor at the Brisbane Planetarium, I was up early for this pairing. Just 15 arcminutes apart, Mars and Jupiter were a comfortable fit on an APS-C sensor at prime focus. I took various different exposures and combined them to get both Jupiter cloud belt detail and the Galilean satellites.

I also had time for the waning Moon, and with seeing being fairly stable (it often isnt, in an observatory that sits beside a large concrete building thats radiating heat), I got reasonable detail across the disk.

Canon 40D; 150/2250 prime focus (f15).
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Thanks esplaobs :) I like that our Zeiss is on a coude mount, but to be honest, Id rather have the 150mm Cooke photovisual triplet that I used to use in Edinburgh. No achromat violet haze.
Posted by ozalba 2018-01-10 00:30:41
great photos !.. here in ROSARIO - ARGENTINA in PLANETARIO CIUDAD DE ROSARIO we have a ZEISS TELESCOPE too in the OBSERVATORY..

THE BEST TELESCOPE AND PLANETARIUMS ARE THE ZEISS !

GREETINGS FROM ARGENTINA.
Posted by esplaobs 2018-01-09 06:08:26
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