Moon, Jupiter, & Callisto

I realized there was a gap in the trees in front of my neighbor's house that let me get this shot. With one arm in a sling, I couldn't head over to the golf course with it's clear views of the horizon. When I popped out for a look this morning the view was spectacular, so out came the camera and tripod...

A conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter 1.5 deg apart. Callisto is visible just above Jupiter in the full resolution image. The star above the moon is Porrima in Virgo. Single image from a Sony a6300 exposed at ISO 400 for 1 sec with Vivitar 135mm vintage lens stopped down from f2.8 to f4. Mild exposure stretch in Photoshop.

The 50% reduced crop above shows the Moon and Callisto just above Jupiter. You can also see a close up of the crescent moon from the morning before.

Content created: 2016-10-28

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