Luna and Jupiter
I decided to make my first foray into astrophotography two nights ago. I attached my DSLR to my Meade 2080 8" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope, which basically turned the telescope into a 2000mm lens (3200mm with the crop factor taken into account).
A total of three different photos were taken to create this image. First, I shot a photo of the moon. Then I trained the telescope toward Jupiter and exposed two seperate shots - one to capture the four Galilean moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto; and the second to capture planetary details, such as the cloud bands.
I then combined the photos to represent the conjunction between the two celestial bodies that occurred this week.
My wife Karen also has a photoblog at Open Door.
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