August172012
The Moon And Venus
Taken by Peter Rosén on May 23, 2012Central Stockholm, Sweden
Tonight the Moon and Venus were roughly at the same altitude and 13° apart in the sky looking almost like indistinguishable twins :-) One is heading towards the Sun and the other just finished a remarkable transit (invisible from Sweden though) Venus was very easy to find visually with binoculars in the twilight while the moon was much harder as it faded into the background. Venus was shot with a DMK41AF02 camera on a WO 110 FLT f/6,5 and a 2.5 x Televue Powermate at 20h05 UT and the moon was shot at 20h20 UT but without the Powermate. I let Venus remain 2.5x bigger though to emphasize the similarity of their phases. /Peter Rosén

The Moon And Venus

Taken by Peter Rosén on May 23, 2012
Central Stockholm, Sweden

Tonight the Moon and Venus were roughly at the same altitude and 13° apart in the sky looking almost like indistinguishable twins :-) One is heading towards the Sun and the other just finished a remarkable transit (invisible from Sweden though) Venus was very easy to find visually with binoculars in the twilight while the moon was much harder as it faded into the background. Venus was shot with a DMK41AF02 camera on a WO 110 FLT f/6,5 and a 2.5 x Televue Powermate at 20h05 UT and the moon was shot at 20h20 UT but without the Powermate. I let Venus remain 2.5x bigger though to emphasize the similarity of their phases. /Peter Rosén

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