Just by chance I happen to glimpse a bright `star’ from my bathroom window..almost at low horizon in the west..and I knew instantly what it was..so ran out to garden with my Digital SLR ..and started clicking.. and then I looked to the SW sky and saw an equally bright object and knew ..that’s gotta be Jupiter.. Of course both were confirmed by me using my SKy-eye app on the mobile..(by pointing it / centering on object). So here we are..:-)
This blog shows 2 photos. Here are a few photos I took just hours ago (5th May 2015.. around 22:17hrs GMT) from my garden in South London area…in between fast moving clouds, using my DSLR (sony DSC-HX300).
This shot was taken (hand-held) using the 3D viewable function of the DSLR.
This shot was taken using the `superior auto’ function (low light).
It’s notable that currently Jupiter is at 13’41” Leo, and Venus is 27’17” Gemini. These two planets are of course called the beneficial planets.. So to capture them both in one frame is a great thrill for me.. 🙂 (no trickery.. it’s why I didn’t even stamp a `copyright’ note on the photo.. lest anyone thought I `graphixed’ it 🙂
I was out looking for the Geminids Meteor shower..and thought as it’s a clear sky, will take a photo of Jupiter. (well the last time I tried catching a meteor on my compact digital ..it took me many hours and I got one clip of one meteo..so wasn’t going to do all that tonight..)
Good news is, even before I had set up my tripod, I saw a meteor shooting past.. and within about 5 minutes I had seen about 7..and made 3 wishes (just to be safe..the same wish three times.. rest of the views were just for joy 🙂 )
So took this photo of Jupiter…easily the brightest object as you can see.. (my own astro chart calculations and mobile app confirms it). You can spot the Orion the Hunter to the right.. (and just start to see the glow of the moon to the right – not on this photo).
I;ve marked one of the photos to show the objects..