Friday, February 02, 2007

The Moon Visits Saturn

The Moon and Saturn are 2° 43' apart in this picture, or about five times the width of the full moon. Shot this with my new (used) Canon 55-200 mm zoom that I traded an eyepiece for.

Here's a 400% enlargement of Saturn. If you squint, it kinda looks like the planet!

The clouds actually did me a favor. By catching the moon behind the cloud while Saturn was in the sucker hole, I was able to come close to getting a decent exposure on both.

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