Venus, Jupiter, and Mars conjunction - October 29, 2015, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

Posted by Doctormaturin
on Sunday, November 8, 2015

Venus, Jupiter and Mars in close conjunction in early dawn sky on 29 October 2015. Seen from Chevy Chase, Maryland, (Washington, DC) USA. GPS coordinates: N 38º 57 '54", W 77º 05' 37".

Venus is brightest, with Jupiter above it and Mars below and to left of Venus.
The star Denebola (mag=+2.1) is at far left at apex of triangle formed with venus and Jupiter.
Other stars visible: Regulus, above and to right of Jupiter at top edge of photo, Alphard, on right edge near top; Porrima, below and slightly to left of Mars, just above tree tops.

Technical Data:
Date: 29/10/2015, 6:35 A.M. EDT (UTC - 4)
Panasonic DMC TZ5, 9 MP, Leica lens f/3/3-f/4.9 ,10X optical zoom 4.7-47 mm (35 mm equiv 28 to 280 mm) ,
ISO 100 f/3.6 30.0 sec exposure FL= 33mm (35mm equivalent)

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