Saturday, February 25, 2012

Solar System Family

In the western sky tonight, we had a very nice conjunction of Venus, Moon, and Jupiter. In addition Uranus was setting ahead of this trio and Mars was rising in the eastern sky. I decided to image each of these and put together a "family portrait" using my TMB-130ss refractor, a DMK41.AU02 video camera, and various Barlow lenses. In this resulting image, note that the objects are not all to relative scale.