Richard S. Bell
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December 10, 2006 @ 7:11 am
This image was taken with a Tele Vue Pronto (with Focal Reducer) and a Canon 300D. Exposure time was 0.5 second at ISO 400.
The morning of December 10 was the "main event" of the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars. Jupiter and Mercury were only separated by 0.3 degrees. It made for a nice scene with the naked eye, not to mention very photogenic. I'd like to see the conjunction again tomorrow, but the typical Michigan cloud cover is due to return!