Venus and Jupiter put on a show in the sky this morning as sunrise approached. As seen from earth these two bright planets appeared to pass within 0.3 degrees of each other in the sky.
For the next shot I used a crop sensor camera to get a little more effective zoom out of my lenses:
Canon 70D, 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens, 2X teleconverter
400mm focal length x 1.6 crop factor = 640mm equivalent
I uploaded one of my shots to Flickr, and +Universe Today had already blogged it moments later. Thanks +Nancy Atkinson!
Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn http://t.co/B8EGvM8gOl @universetoday #astronomy #space #news pic.twitter.com/YsAqbwFfKhHere's a link to the blog post by Universe Today:
— Jeff Sullivan Photo (@JeffSullPhoto) August 18, 2014
"Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn" http://t.co/ZpfYKZObWT pic.twitter.com/h58ORw48UM
— Universe Today (@universetoday) August 18, 2014