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 in this case millions of miles.

Mars and Jupiter conjunction 07.01.2018
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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