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Photographer:

Fernando Retana

Email:

fdoretana@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

San Jose, Costa Rica

Date/Time of photo:

Feb 1, 2008 05:37am

Equipment:

Meade SN8 on LXD75 with Nikon D40 (prime focus) 1/2" exposure ISO800

Description:

On Feb. 1, 2008, Venus and Jupiter showed a very nice approach less than one degree apart. The four jovian moons (from top Gaminede, Io, Callisto, Europa) was clearly visible even during dawn. Two more stars are visible in the background.

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