Venus and Mercury in conjunction at sunset – January 10, 2015

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Just I was giving up with shooting the close encounter between the inner planets due to the dense front of clouds, a large clearing at the western horizon made me hope for a possible chance of still seeing the event.

Driving just a few kilometers south from my home, into a large field, I got the chance I was hoping for: the two planets shinned just above the horizon, in between the clouds.

The following images were acquired with the TS 65Q APO refractor (65mm, F/6.5) and Canon 550D at ISO400, with exposure times ranging from 2 to 10 seconds.

Venus Mercury 1

Venus Mercury 2

Venus Mercury 3

Venus Mercury 4

Lovely conjunction…

Max

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