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Kuu, Venus ja Jupiter

20.7.2015 at 21.50 - Sisilia, Italia (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Above the Mediterranean, as described for Sicily. Moon sickle, Venus and Jupiter. The colors of the sunset were stunning.

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Kuu ja Venus ja Jupiter

18.7.2015 at 18.45 - Manaus, Brasilia (IV)
Petri Launiainen

Here at the Equator has for many evenings been able to admire the splendor of Venus and Jupiter in the evening sky. Today, a beautiful crescent moon happened between these. I don't know if this is a footage, but I still sent ... In the second picture, only Venus and the Moon behind a thin gauze. Canon EOS 1000D + 250 mm zoom

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Venus ja Jupiter

2.7.2015 at 22.55 - 23.30 - Helsinki, Pornaistenniemi (II)
Veikko Mäkelä, Ursa (Helsinki)

Once again, I decided to try to capture the encounter between Venus and Jupiter because the weather was better than the previous evenings and I got moving well in advance. Now I also equipped my binoculars. I had time to watch the power perfectly for half an hour before the objects fell behind the forest. Venus was easily visible even to the naked eye, while Jupiter was found and visible with binoculars perfectly, but not with the naked eye. I even described the planets in the hope of some successful image. I still had trouble finding focus and suitable exposures. About one or two of the twent...

Venus ja Jupiter

2.7.2015 at 21.30 - Piraeus, Kreikka (IV)
Hannu Reponen

Jupiter and Venus in the evening 2.7. Great view in the dark evening sky. The picture was taken with the phone's camera so the quality could be better.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 23.56 - Espoo (III)
Kaj Vilkman

Well seen in the midnight sky was the duo Venus and Jupiter. The picture had to be taken with the camera supported on a fence post when no tripod was included.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 23.45 - Helsinki (III)
Antoine Chauveau, Ursa (Helsinki)

Another drying session to this day, after sunset.

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Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 23.41 - Pälkäne (II)
Antero Korteila, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

There are already several pictures here of the encounter between Jupiter and Venus. Had to go to a nearby beach where there was enough visibility in the right direction. I still had to wait for the tovi clouds to drift. There was thermal ripple in the air and the focus was awkward anyway, so the result isn't very fickle, but I put it here anyway.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 23.05 - Järvenpää (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Venus (-4.4 mag) and Jupiter (-1.8 mag) were only about half a degree apart in the evening sky, and the encounter must be immortalized. The sickle-like shape of Venus could not be mistaken, but on the other hand Jupiter was far from its brightness maximum, so it was only visible as a vague west, and it took a little effort to separate it from the bright twilight sky.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 22.45 - Mallemort, Ranska (IV)
Jani Laasanen, Turun Ursa

The day after the encounter of Venus and Jupiter, the planets were still close together, yet clearly farther apart. The pond in the picture was a great place to photograph, as the reflections of the planets were perfectly visible from the calm surface of the water.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 21.30 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Jesse Kyytinen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Even in the daytime, Venus was clearly visible to the naked eye. Through the binoculars one could see how Jupiter was right next to Venus, a spectacular encounter, and with the naked eye in the skies of more southern Europe certainly looking soaring. In the second image, the camera with the smallest pixel (shutter failure with a long exposure + crop doesn't do much harm) combined with the super (foggy) zoom brought out the Venus phase. Whether it's a telescope ...

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Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 21.15 - Helsinki (IV)
Antoine Chauveau, Ursa (Helsinki)

Venus was easy to find with a compass and binoculars. It was then visible to the naked eye, but Jupiter was more challenging and only visible with binoculars. Swallow decided to join the encounter.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 18.40 - Porvoo, Sondby (IV)
Jorma Koski, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

It was easy to find Venus (magnitude -4.4) at 40 degrees from the Sun and 40 degrees altitude at the time of shooting from the day sky, I used my personal meter, which is a scale (I have 20 degrees). The magnitude of -1.8 Jupiter is already much harder to find in the sunshine. The picture shows the sickle of Venus at the bottom and always the full Jupiter at the top with their apparent distance from each other being less than half a degree. For a couple of hours I had to wait for the clouds to recede in front of the planets.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 16.02 - Seinäjoki (III)
Kimmo Simomaa

I copied Ursa's star map on baking paper for Venus and the Sun and built a "sundial", the second line of which I directed in the field according to the shadow of the sun. In the direction of the other line was Venus, which I searched with 12 * 50 binoculars from among the cumulus clouds. I could see a glimpse of Jupiter in the binoculars, but it was dimly visible in all the exposed images. Canon EOS 7D II, 300mm, ISO speed 200, shutter speed 1/1000, aperture 8. Slight contrast adjustment in the picture. The sickle of Venus is pictured at the bottom, Jupiter at the top left a little foggy.

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 14.00 - Helsinki (III)
Juha Parvio, Ursa (Helsinki)

I looked in the Stellarium where Jupiter and Venus were now and went binoculars in the backyard. The planets were found in the daylight with binoculars practically immediately and were clearly visible! Venus was also well visible to the naked eye, but Jupiter, despite intense pinching, was not visible without aids. On the telescope, the sickle of Venus was nicely visible and Jupiter was visible as a dim balloon, from which the equatorial belts stood out at higher magnification. The fibers were still not visible. When Venus and Jupiter are visible at the same time in the field of view of the te...

Venus ja Jupiter

1.7.2015 at 00.27 - Ilmajoki (II)
Mauri Korpi, Lakeuden Ursa

The bright sky did not show this encounter very brilliantly. Picture just before Venus crashes behind the trees.

Venus ja Jupiter

30.6.2015 at 23.50 - Lieto (III)
Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Pretty couple on a summer night. Windy and fresh is the weather here at the top of the cliff. My last observation in June 2015.

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Venus ja Jupiter

30.6.2015 at 23.50 - Helsinki (II)
Juha Parvio, Ursa (Helsinki)

The cloud situation looked bad in terms of the visibility of the conjunction. However, I watched the sky at times and at 11:30 pm I noticed a narrow gap in the clouds right on the horizon. I set off to run a mile on Paloheina Hill and just got to the spot: Venus and Jupiter just came out from behind the top of the cloud hole! Venus was easily visible to the naked eye, Jupiter not this time. Two days earlier, I saw the jupter with my naked eyes. The binoculars both showed nicely, I didn't see Jupiter's moons. I followed the duo for about ten minutes until they disappeared behind the clo...

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Venus ja Jupiter

30.6.2015 at 23.46 - Muurame (II)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

It has been very rainy and cloudy, but so only a small gap was found and the encounter could be immortalized even at home in Finland.

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Venus ja Jupiter

30.6.2015 at 22.45 - Mallemort, Ranska (IV)
Jani Laasanen, Turun Ursa

The encounter of Venus and Jupiter in the south of France, where the nights were much better suited for observing the sky than in summer Finland. Without tracking, taking close-ups with a 300mm zoom wasn’t quite easy.

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Venus ja Jupiter

30.6.2015 at 22.10 - Platanias, Kreeta, Kreikka (V)
Ari Ollikainen, Konut tählet, Jaala

A little clouds threatened the planet’s show tonight, but eventually made sense to stay away. Seeing wasn’t crystal clear, though moderate though. The iOptron was of no help, as at least a 300mm tele seemed to be too much for it in terms of weight. Anyway, a wonderful phenomenon.

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Search result contains observations from time period 20.5.2015 klo 00.00 - 30.7.2015 klo 00.00.