Sunday, December 1, 2013

Conjunction: Saturn, Moon, Mercury on December 1, 2013

I have been planning to photograph this conjunction since November 2, and since the close conjunction of Saturn and Mercury was clouded out, I was super excited to have a clear morning to see the moon join the pair. I took a lot of photos to make sure I had something that would turn out, and I played a bit with depth of field looking at the moon through trees.

It was awesome seeing the thin 3% illuminated waning crescent moon, and I can't wait to see the waxing crescent out my balcony window in the evening in a few nights. Not too cold this morning either, here are my best shots with details...

1.3 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400, 130mm 12/1/2013 – 6:53 AM

2.5 sec, f/9, ISO 400, 75mm 12/1/2013 – 6:57 AM

1.3 sec, f/11, ISO 400, 300mm 12/1/2013 – 7:05 AM

5 sec, f/11, ISO 1600, 300mm 12/1/2013 – 6:42 AM (position of tower tweaked in Photoshop)

2 sec, f/9, ISO 800, 180mm 12/1/2013 – 6:49 AM

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