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Jupiter and Neptune Conjunction Image 2009/05/29(UT)

David Arditti

David Arditti (127mm SCT)
This marked the start to my imaging of Jupiter this apparition. This is the
first of the three conjunctions that will occur between Jupiter and Neptune this
year - a rare "triple conjunction" where the nearer planet makes three passes of
the more remote one in one apparition. The other two conjunctions will occur on
July 13 and December 20.

Closest approach was actually on May 25. I imaged the scene on May 28 and 29,
but the latter had better conditions and a more pleasing arrangement of moons.

[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]
ALPO-Japan Latest Oplanets Section
2009/06/29 [UARS]
2009/05/25 [Ganymede Occulting Io]