HOME Best Lunar Planets Deepsky Misc Equipment Techniques Links
In the last week of August and the first week of September 2005, Venus and Jupiter were very close together in the sky. The evening of 1 September is when they were closest. On this date I was in central Spain with my Canon EOS300D camera and its 18-55mm zoom lens plus a 300mm telephoto lens. This page shows the photos I took of the event. Venus is brighter and below Jupiter.
The 55mm zoom lens was used to take a wide-angle shot that also included the star Spica in Virgo.
The 300mm lens was used to take a a closer picture that shows a star above and to the right of Jupiter, theta Virgonis, and even the Galilean moons of Jupiter.
1 September 2005, 19:42 UTC, 55mm lens
to top home

1 September 2005, 19:52 UTC, 300mm lens
to top home

Daves Astronomy Pictures
All text and images copyright and may not be used without permission