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Jupiter-Venus Conjunction - June 30

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After battling with a variety of issues, I have finally finished editing my photos from the conjunction day!

This one is the main photo - a composite of Venus, and Jupiter, correctly positioned using a photo from my DSLR. Note that I edited out the background, as I wanted to see what it would look like at night. I may do another in the natural light in the future.


And here's Venus zoomed in. This is the same photo as used in the composite. The Jupiter one didn't turn out so well (it struggled with the contrast of the daytime sky...), so I haven't uploaded it.


And here's the DSLR shot I used to frame the others, in the natural daylight...


Zoomed images taken with my DMK21, using my SW200P, at F/25. 3000 (Jupiter) and 5000 (Venus) frames preprocessed in PIPP, of which around 750-1000 were stacked. Waveletted in Registax 6 before colour combination and final edits in PS

Wide image taken with my Canon EOS 1100D, same scope, F/5. 21 images, of which 15 stacked and waveletted in RS6, before final post-processing in Photoshop. 


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Nice composite, David. You really know what you're doing. It was a beautiful conjunction to see.



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