A clear sky showed the prime event of the week – Venus and the Moon in proximity after Sunset. Photographed with my Canon EOS SL3.
Venus on March 27th, 2023
It was finally time to photograph Venus once again, close up. Over the past several years I have posted Venus “cameos” where the planet was a dot in the sky, maybe next to the Moon, for example. But here, finally, I used my Mak-Cass to pinpoint on Venus and nothing else.
Jupiter and Venus Together on March 1st, 2023
Sometimes there are appointments and commitments that interrupt even my astronomy hobby on important dates. This past Wednesday was one such occurrence. For despite the close approach of Jupiter and Venus and the remarkably clear skies (minus wisps of clouds), I was unable to be anywhere near my telescope or to have a passable astrophoography camera setup to record the event.
Jupiter and Venus After Sunset, February 26th, 2023
A view over my house of Jupiter and Venus close in the sky, after Sunset on February 26th, 2023.
Venus and Moon Getting Closer
As promised, the Moon has appeared to creep closer to Venus.
Young Crescent Moon with Venus
This is a rare view of the Moon. Looking through my archives, the only time I photographed a similar phase was after the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
Panoramic View of Jupiter and Venus
So I did what any amateur astrophotographer would do…I got out my iPhone, set it to “Pano” mode, and took the accompanying long picture.
Moon and Venus at Sunset, August 13th, 2021
I intentionally rerouted my evening walk so I could get a better perspective on both the Moon and Venus.
Venus and the Pleiades in April 2020
Inspired by other blogs such as Heads UP! taking cool pictures of Venus near the Pleiades, I knew I had to get in on the action myself.
Venus, Early March, 2020
Venus is still a remarkable and bright experience, in the West sky shortly after Sunset.