Planetary alignments where all the planets are visible in the sky at the same time are a parade of planets across the sky. They outline the plane of the ecliptic across the sky and make it easy for me to picture myself in the Solar System. I've had the good fortune to photography two of these. I decided I like the composition of the more widely spread parade of the planets from 2016 compared to this year. My 2016 original was good enough to be the only non-ESA/NASA image in Berndt Feuerbacher’s book "Planeten, Missionen Zu Exotischen Welten". Reprocessing the 2016 data was much easier than the first time. Results below, with the thumbnail below linked to the full size image.
Image captured with a Sony NEX-5N with a 12mm Rokinon lens. The HDR panorama was stitched together in photoshop from five panoramic images exposed at 6 sec and one at 1/15 second of the moon. Pixinsight with StarNet2 was used to separate the stars and sky. This allowed exposure adjustments to bring out the dimmer stars without washing out the dawn colors.
My original rendering of this data is here:
This year, 2022, the planets were grouped more tightly. This made capturing the panorama easier, but truncated the outline of the Solar System ecliptic
Content created: 2022-06-29
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