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.
C-8 with 2x teleconverter
Exposure: Not recorded; probably 1/8 second
Film: Elite Chrome 200
Date: 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.