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The Crescent Moon and Jupiter above Philadelphia
May 12,  2013
Cooper River Park, Collingswood, NJ

Center-city Philadelphia buildings at 8:42 pm EDT, 36 minutes after sunset. Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera and Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens (on a fixed tripod) at 200 mm focal length. Exposed 1/10 second at f/4.5, ISO 1600.

 

The moon and Jupiter are 6 apart as they hover above center city at 8:48 pm EDT. The three-day-old crescent moon is at 17.5 altitude and 281 azimuth, Jupiter is at 15.5 altitude and 287 azimuth (nominally west-northwest). Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera and Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens (on a fixed tripod) at 70 mm focal length. Exposed 1/10 second at f/4.5, ISO 1600.

 

Close-up of moon and Jupiter at 9:04 pm EDT. Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera and Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens (on a fixed tripod) at 135 mm focal length. Exposed 1/4 second at f/5.6, ISO 3200. Above-right of the moon is Zeta Tauri and in the upper-right corner is Beta Tauri (or Alnath), which are the horn tips of Taurus the Bull. Mouseover for labels.

 

The view at 9:06 pm EDT, one hour after sunset, with the Cooper River Plaza apartment building in Pennsauken, NJ, on the right. The moon is now at 14 altitude and Jupiter is at 12 altitude. Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera and Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens (on a fixed tripod) at 70 mm focal length. Exposed 1/4 second at f/5.6, ISO 3200.

 

The final image at 9:17 pm EDT (a larger view of the same image on the SJAstro home page). Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera and Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens (on a fixed tripod) at 100 mm focal length. Exposed 1/4 second at f/5.6, ISO 3200.

 

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