Jupiter and Venus ConjuctionScope/Lens: C8 at prime focus
Film: Fujicolor Superia 400
Exposure: 1/2 second f/10
Location: Goleta, CA (backyard)
Date: February 23, 1999
Time: 18:15 PST
A controlled forest fire burn north of Santa Barbara brought smoke throughout the area Tuesday afternoon. However, by five pm westerly winds had pushed the smoke away to give us this view of Venus and Jupiter.
Jupiter, with three of its four moons in view, is seen below Venus, the brightest object currently in the sky.