Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Moon with Jupiter

I'm not sure if it was an official conjunction tonight, but in my world it was. The Moon and Jupiter were close enough to get in the same frame when taking pictures tonight. For some reason, my camera was not behaving, so I was only able to get a couple of decent shots.

These next two photos were taken by using the multiple exposure function on my Nikon D90. I took two exposures; one of the Moon, then adjusted the settings, and snapped Jupiter.


  1. Lol, hey in my world too it was a conjunction, actually it was and the night after as well, the Moon was on the other side of Jupiter, anyways excellent shots Colin!! Right now there is a lightning storm going on, well at least lightning, I'm just watching this time though, I'll call you to let you know so you can take some shots if you like.

  2. Hey Bob. Glad you like the photos. I was going to take some last night with Jupiter closer and on the other side of the Moon, but was too busy. I was outside when the lightning storm was happening. I wanted to try to take some photos of it, but once again, was too busy. I've never photographed lightning, and afraid time is running out before winter to try to do that.

    Thanks for the calls though. I had my phone in the house on vibrate so I didn't see you called until late. I'm heading up north about an hour and a half this weekend, so will hopefully get some good photos up there.

  3. Hey Astro-Nut, so that's what it was. We have been excellent weather for 'mooning' lol, it was bright and spotted twice on the horizon, and as always when there is something good I don't have my camera ready, lol. But I took some later, and you know what, to me it is always different moon. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by Anna. I always say that the Moon is never the same, no matter how many times you see it. I'm glad you've been able to have some fun "mooning". I don't have my camera lots of times either, and when I do, it's cloudy.