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Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Image 2012/12/26(UT)

David Arditti

David Arditti (100mm ED refractor)
This was actually quite a difficult scene to image, as the Moon is so much 
brighter than Jupiter, and Jupiter itself is so much brighter than its moons. 
This image is a merger of a short exposure recording the Moon and Jupiter 
(Jupiter's cloud belts are just visible) and a long exposure recording Jupiter's 
moons.  The relative brightnesses of he Moon and Jupiter have not been altered. 
The moons were "cut out" in Photoshop and could be accurately placed on the 
other image because one of them is so close to the planet. The image is best 
viewed at full size.

Merry Christmas and clear skies in 2013!

[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]

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