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Venus and Mars - 16.2.2015 at 18.03 - 16.2.2015 at 18.20 Tuusula Observation number 33694

Visibility IV / V

It was a filming loop again ...

In the evening it occurred to me that Venus and Mars are close! There is a poor view from the yard in every direction, so I decided to go to the observation hill. Camera and tripod in your hands and suddenly warm clothes on!

I didn’t know how high the planets would be, so I decided to rush to have time to photograph them. I didn't have time to go beyond twenty meters when I was lying on the ground ... Yeah. It’s hard to believe that it’s not worth running on the ice, even when you’re going to shoot celestial phenomena ... “A little” felt in my elbows, but after a quick check I found that there were no bruised injuries on my back or hands, so the journey continued!

Luckily it was still dark, because I didn't have a lamp, and I was in the woods ... I arrived at the observation hill pretty quickly, where I immediately spotted Venus. Mars was also found effortlessly.

I took pictures until the shoes started to be full of snow. Then I headed home.

At home I went to visit the balcony. Venus and Mars showed up there too ... Luckily just behind the trees, so that loop wasn't in vain after all. :)

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    • Conjuction of celestial bodies
  • Name of the observation target
    • Venus ja Mars
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Canon PowerShot SX130

Comments: 3 pcs
Raija Ollikainen - 17.2.2015 at 15.51 Report this

No olipa tosiaan reissu! Moni ei uskoiskaan, miten vaarallista taivasharrastus voi olla. :D  Mutta sait kyllä kadehdittavan hienot kuvat palkkioksi sinnikkyydestä ja mustelmista - onnittelut! :)

Juho Kinnunen - 5.3.2015 at 17.09 Report this

Kiitos kommentista Raija! Kaikkea sitä sattuukin tämänkin harrastuksen parissa, varsinkin jos on vähän liikaa intoa ja varomaton... :)

Matti Helin - 5.3.2015 at 20.25 Report this

Kauhian tutun kuuloista :) 

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