Close encounter

Jupiter and the moon on January 21, 2013
Jupiter and the moon on January 21, 2013

I don’t normally follow the planets but I happened to hear that Jupiter would be close tonight. This is as close as I could get with my 400mm lens. I think I actually see a little color on Jupiter but perhaps that is just the camera – I am not sure.

Any one else get it?

 

7 thoughts on “Close encounter

  • January 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm
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    Not bad at all for 400mm handheld. . . . Didn’t see it, so it’s nice that you shared this.

  • January 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm
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    This came out great, Eloine. Your shot does seem to show a bit of color in Jupiter. We didn’t go out at all tonight and wouldn’t have seen it at all – so thanks!

  • January 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm
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    Very well done?

  • January 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm
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    Very well done!

  • January 22, 2013 at 2:57 am
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    That is very well done, Eloine! Nice shot handheld! With my eyes I prpbably wouldn’t even have seen Jupiter! So thanks for sharing this fine photo.

  • January 24, 2013 at 7:45 am
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    Lovely image, Eloine. A brief tour of your 76%-illuminated lunar surface – a good phase for viewing Luna’s features: Craters Clavius and Tycho (à la “2001: A Space Odyssey”) are prominent below right, just above the terminator (shadow arc). Above left, the terminator bisects the west rim of Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains). In the center, just above the terminator, is the crater Copernicus, chiseled out of the lunar surface by a multibillion-ton asteroid about 800 million years ago. Now THAT would have been a spectacle to view from Earth.

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