Venus and Mars planetary conjunction

Posted by Edison100
on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Angle separation 0.7 degrees. Venus: magnitude -3.95 and illuminated 54.7%. Mars: magnitude 1.88 and illuminated 95.1% (Source: Stellarium). Taken with afocal method. Digital camera in [NORMAL PICTURE] mode, shutter speed 1/8”, F 2.8, focal length 4mm and ISO 800. Images processed with RegiStax6 (54 pictures) and retouched with Fitswork4.
Location: Cagua, State Aragua Venezuela (N 10° 11' 24.00" W 67° 27' 36.00").
Date: Nov 03, 2015. Hour: 04:26 (08:56 UTC) ── 04:38 (05:08 UTC).
Equipment: Telescope reflector aperture 130mm (5.1"), focal length 650mm, eyepiece (1.25") 26mm and 2X Barlow. Digital camera.

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