Mars-Jupiter Conjunction

This morning I managed to image the meeting between the planets Mars and Jupiter. A conjunction is a line of sight affect, making two objects appear close together even though they are seperated by millions of miles.

Mars and Jupiter conjunction 07.01.2018 5
Mars and Jupiter conjunction 07.01.2018

The bright object is jupiter ( you can see the four galilean moons two on each side of the planet, from left to right Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto ) the red object below jupiter is mars.

Earlier the previous evening I imaged the comet C/2016 R2 PanStarrs close to the Hyades cluster in the constellation of Taurus and also the bright star Regulus or Alpha Leonis in the constellation of Leo.

 

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