I’m a simple guy, with some rules in life. Equalizate wine and beer. Don’t be a douchebag. Go sleep late. Don’t wake up sooner than the needed. Don’t miss any astronomical ephemerid, specially a conjunction of the Moon and Venus.
On June 19 I woke up at 5h30am just to shoot the conjunction of the Moon and Venus, in a clear conflict between my precious rules. My intention was to shot this ephemerid with my Long Perng S400M-C 66mm f/6 refractor , but the moon was to low in the sky to be reached by my iOptron CEM25P equatorial mount. My setup kept resting. Then I decided to give a try to my Nikon Nikkor 135mm f2.8 Ai.
How lucky am I? A lot. There was some beautiful clouds near the moon, which gave to the picture a fine touch of colors.
Here it is:
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: 1s
- F-stop: 4
The Conjunction of the Moon and Venus was a beautiful event. The moon was a little more than 2 degrees from Venus, and just to the right was the Taurus constellation.
To give a final touch of beautifulness, the earthshine on the moon was awesome, and I managed to shot it right.
I hope you liked it!