Here are March 2012 Conjunction Pictures
Below: Top to Bottom: Venus, Mars, Saturn, Crescent Moon, and (to right) Mercury. Olympus C4040, 71mm focal length, f2.6, 1 second exposure, processed in photoshop to enhance visibility of Mars & Mercury Moon was about 39 hours old, 2.7% illuminated.
Click here for: Unprocessed Crop of Moon, Saturn, and Mercury from above
Below: Planet shot from North Houston Astronomy Club's Neal observing site on 5/11/02.
(Above) Nikon F3, 35mm f1.4 lens @f4, approx. 8 second exposure, Kodak E200 slide film, processed in Photoshop to enhance Mercury's visibility.
Here's the picture above labeled with the planets & a few stars.
Below: picture from 5/6/02.
Above: Nikon F2, 50mm f2.8 macro lens @ f4, about 8 seconds on Kodak E200 slide film.
(Amazing amount of detail recorded, there are magnitude 5 stars on the slide!)
Nikon Coolscan IV ED, Photoshop dust spot & cleanup, curves, grain surgery plugin, resize, and unsharp mask.
Click here for a version of above with the planets named.
Above: Olympus C4040 digital camera, 3 second exposure @ 35mm zoom setting. Taken 4/30/02, 35mm, ISO 100, substantial cleanup in photoshop. Got Jupiter in this one for Aaron.
(Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus, in response to a couple of questions!)
This was taken on a small hill, looking across a soccer field, at my daughter's old elementary school. About 4 seconds on Fuji 800 print film. Olympus OM2n, 50mm f1.8 lens wide open. Jupiter is out of the frame, above left. Hint: You need about a 35mm lens to be able to include Jupiter.
If you've looked this far, check out the links below for close-ups of the planets.
NHAC - moon and mercury pictures
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