Jupiter-Venus Conjunction 2

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Jupiter and Venus made a spectacular pair when viewed through a telescope.   Venus, despite presenting a smaller disk, was considerably brighter at magnitude -4.0 than Jupiter at magnitude -2.1.

Instrument:  C-8 with 2x teleconverter
F-ratio:  f/20
Exposure:  Not recorded; probably 1/8 second
  Elite Chrome 200
  February 23, 1999
Location:  Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA
Technical Notes:  This image was taken by Bob Stephens with an Olympus OM-1 camera through his C-8.  Spherochromatism from the SCT optics caused the red and blue fringes around the image of Venus, which were also apparent visually.

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