Friday, October 9, 2015

Planets conjunction 09-Oct-2015

The planets are aligned very nicely this morning (09-Oct-2015) with the crescent old moon in the East. Venus and Jupiter (which starred earlier this year) together with Mars in the Leo constellation. You can almost draw a straight line between the planets as they are all lay on the same plane the ecliptic.

This month events are (I added illustrations for event with more than 2 celestial objects)
9-Oct-2015 - Venus Old Moon Mars and Jupiter
17-18/Oct - Jupiter and Mars less the 30' apart (less than a full moon width)
27-28/Oct - Jupiter Venus and Mars creates a close traingle
3/Nov - Venus and Mars together
7/Nov - Jupiter, the old Moon Venus and Mars




7-Nov-2015
Here is an illustration
The old Moon, Jupiter Mars and Venus 7-Nov-2015 simulation
The old Moon, Jupiter Mars and Venus 7-Nov-2015 simulation
27-Oct-2015
Here is an illustration

Jupiter Mars and Venus 27-Oct-2015 simulation
Jupiter Mars and Venus 27-Oct-2015 simulation

9-Oct-2015
Planets' conjunction 09/10/2015
Planets' conjunction 09/10/2015
This is an illustration of the View from Israel. US watchers will see the moon further down and closer to Mars.
The brightest planet is Venus and the second one is Jupiter. Mars is quite dim but you will able to see its red tint in the photos. Mercury rises as well but it is very low and dim so you need a dark place with no obstructions in order to see it.
Planets' conjunction 09/10/2015
Planets' conjunction 09/10/2015
 And here is a wider photo in which the entire Leo constellation is visible.  I used Canon 700d with 28-80 lens and was able to capture the entire LEO group (Leo-B Denebolla is at the bottom left)

 This photo is not related but I wanted to see if my knew wide Lens can capture the entire winter hexagon. It can! From Sirius through Rigel and to Castor and even Capella is there, but this is a matter for another post

3 comments:

  1. Nice! Sue was out running and saw it. But, what are you doing up so early?

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  3. I got up especially to photograph it. I wish I had gone to observe a full night as the skies were quite clear after the rain.

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