Planetary Alignment
Willingboro Astronomical Society  Last updated 5.6.2002

Sunday evening May 5th, 2002, about 9:30pm EDT. Canon AE-1P with a 28mm at f/4 for the wide shot and a zoom at 180mm and f/4 for the 4 planet shot. Fuji 800 print film, scanned at 300 dpi. Times of exposure about 3-5 seconds. Beautifully clear but breezy, overlooking downtown Trenton from my backyard. Off to the right in the 28mm shot is the front end of my scope. Mercury was a crescent less than half illuminated, Venus I guess about 75 percent or so. Very turbulent for telescopic work. Click on either image to get the hi-res version.

Bernie Kosher