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Marion Haligowski

Location of Photo:

Lititz, PA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

December 7, 2018 @ 9:14pm EDT


Canon 80D, Canon 200 mm f/2.8L II lens, iOptron Sky Tracker


While concentrating on a long imagining session of Comet Wirtanen, I almost missed the close conjunction of Mars and Neptune happening at the opposite end of the sky. I quickly captured a few shots before the planetary pairing set behind the tree line. On this evening, the two were only about 20 arc minutes apart. The image was captured with a Canon 80D and a Canon 200 mm f/2.8L II lens. (ISO 1600, f/3.5, 20 sec).




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