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Photographer:

Ralph L. Bougher

Email:

usamixx@verizon.net

Location of Photo:

Waretown NJ

Date/Time of photo:

10-12-06 6:06 AM

Equipment:

Meade LDX55 AR6 Piggy Back Canon EOS 20D Shooting Date/Time 12/10/2006 6:06:13 AM Shooting Mode Manual Exposure Tv( Shutter Speed ) 5 Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0 Metering Mode Evaluative Metering ISO Speed 400 Lens 70.0 - 300.0 mm Focal Length 109.0 mm Image Size 3504x2336 Image Quality Fine

Description:

Early morning shot of the conjunction of Jupiter, Mercury and Mars. Taken at 6:06 AM EST (11:06 UT) this photo shows the planets at just a few minutes before Jupiter and Mercury’s closest approach. The picture also shows Barnegat Light, the second tallest lighthouse in the United States, was commissioned January 1, 1859. The tower light is 165 feet above sea level. Seaward breezes cleared the skies to make this shot possible, but they also interfered in that they blurring of other shots.

Website:

RalphsAstronomy.com

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