The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

A Pretty Morning Threesome

Weather and clouds seemed to be conspiring against me in my attempt to get the conjunction of Saturn and Venus.  As an added bonus, Mercury is also in the morning sky right now and fairly bright.

Well, I finally got my chance.  I am at a workshop at Bryce Canyon.  I got up early and drove to Fairyland Canyon near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and set up there to get the conjunction.  Venus and Saturn are at the top (Venus is the bright one) and Mercury is the bright one lower in the sky (click to embiggen).

IMG_1751IMG_1762You still got another chance or two.  Saturn will be moving up above Venus the next few days and Mercury will be getting lower.  You can really watch the movement of the planets from day to day when they are this close together in the sky.

October 13, 2009 - Posted by | Astrophotography, Solar System

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